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Fitzsimmons Walk
Homeowner Manual
The Guide To Living In Your New Home
This Manual is for the sole use of owners of homes in the Fitzsimmons Walk. Reproduction in whole or in part
without the express written consent of the Developer is expressly prohibited. This Manual is not intended to
provide a necessarily accurate summary of Fitzsimmons Walk or any of the documents related thereto, nor
does it purport to be all-inclusive or to contain all of the information which owners may need or desire. Neither
the Developer nor any of their respective officers, agents or principals has made or will make any
representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the Manual, and no
legal commitment or obligation shall arise by reason of the Manual or the contents. We believe the contents of
this Manual are accurate and up to date at the time of printing. This Manual was printed in March 2009. The
Developer reserves the right to make changes to this Manual without notice. The Developer also reserves the
right to make modifications or substitutions to material used, as long as the substitute product is of equal
quality to the original specification. E and OE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR HOMEOWNER MANUAL ........................................................... 4
Record of Materials Given To Purchasers ...................................................................................... 5
The Developer of Fitzsimmons Walk .............................................................................................. 7
The Professionals At Fitzsimmons Walk ........................................................................................ 8
Architect.............................................................................................................................................................. 8
Interior Designer ................................................................................................................................................. 8
Warranty Provider .............................................................................................................................................. 9
Sample Copy of The Willis Canada Inc. Homeowner Warranty ........................................................................ 10
The Process................................................................................................................................. 22
Variations ..................................................................................................................................... 22
Quality Assurance Program ......................................................................................................... 22
Delivery Date ............................................................................................................................... 22
IMPORTANT INFORMATION...................................................................................................... 23
The “Emergency Procedures” Tab ............................................................................................... 23
The “Contact Information”, and “Finish Specification” Tabs .......................................................... 23
The “Warranty Service” and “Forms” Tab ..................................................................................... 23
Maintenance – Protecting Your Investment .................................................................................. 23
Utility Service Account Responsibility ........................................................................................... 23
Keys and Fobs ............................................................................................................................. 24
Visitor Access to your Suite.......................................................................................................... 24
Visitor Call Waiting, if applicable .................................................................................................. 24
Camera System ........................................................................................................................... 25
Garbage and Recycling Pickup .................................................................................................... 25
Water Shutoffs ............................................................................................................................. 25
Bathroom Exhaust Fan ................................................................................................................ 25
Dryer Booster Fan........................................................................................................................ 25
Heating and Cooling .................................................................................................................... 25
Thermostat for Heating and Cooling System ................................................................................ 25
Heat Trace for L2/L3 Balconies (downhill units) & L3/L4 Balconies (uphill units) .......................... 26
Hot Tub ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Manufacturer’s Literature ............................................................................................................. 26
WARRANTY SERVICE ............................................................................................................... 27
Warranty Description.................................................................................................................... 27
Deficiency and Warranty Repairs ................................................................................................. 28
Initial Orientation .......................................................................................................................... 28
Year End Corrective Period.......................................................................................................... 28
Corrective Period Rules and Regulations ..................................................................................... 28
2nd Year End Corrective Period .................................................................................................... 30
Warranty Reporting After 2nd Year End Corrective Period ........................................................... 30
Common Property and Limited Common Property ....................................................................... 30
Appliances ................................................................................................................................... 31
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES .................................................................................................... 32
Emergency Contacts .................................................................................................................... 33
HOME COMPONENTS ................................................................................................................ 34
Alarm System Pre-Wiring ............................................................................................................. 34
Appliances ................................................................................................................................... 34
Barbeque ..................................................................................................................................... 36
Bathroom Accessories ................................................................................................................. 36
Bathroom Exhaust Fan(s) ............................................................................................................ 36
Blinds ........................................................................................................................................... 37
Cabinets....................................................................................................................................... 37
Carpet .......................................................................................................................................... 38
Closet Shelves and Organizers .................................................................................................... 40
Condensation ............................................................................................................................... 40
Countertops ................................................................................................................................. 41
Disposal – Food Waste ................................................................................................................ 43
Doors ........................................................................................................................................... 43
Dryer Booster Fan........................................................................................................................ 44
Drywall ......................................................................................................................................... 44
Electrical System ......................................................................................................................... 45
Troubleshooting Tips: Electrical ........................................................................................................................ 47
Garage Doors .............................................................................................................................. 48
Garage Door Wireless Keyless Entry Pad .................................................................................... 48
Garage Gas Detection Device ...................................................................................................... 48
Garage Fan.................................................................................................................................. 48
GarageTemperature Sensors....................................................................................................... 48
Gas Shut-Offs .............................................................................................................................. 49
Hardware ..................................................................................................................................... 49
Hardwood Flooring ....................................................................................................................... 49
Heating and Cooling .................................................................................................................... 51
Heaters – Wall Heaters and Kickspace Heaters ........................................................................... 51
Heat Trace for L2/L3 balconies (downhill units) & L3/L4 balconies (uphill units) ........................... 51
Hot Water Tank ............................................................................................................................ 52
Hot Tub ........................................................................................................................................ 52
Life Safety Equipment – smoke alarms, gas detectors, horns & sprinklers ................................... 52
Lighting ........................................................................................................................................ 52
Lighting System and Control Unit – Lutron Grafik Eye 3000 Series .............................................. 53
Mirrors ......................................................................................................................................... 53
Nuheat – Masterbedroom Ensuite and Guest Ensuite .................................................................. 53
Paint and Stain............................................................................................................................. 53
Phone/Cable Outlets .................................................................................................................... 54
Plumbing ...................................................................................................................................... 54
Troubleshooting Tips: Plumbing ....................................................................................................................... 56
Remote Controls .......................................................................................................................... 58
Shower Doors and Frameless Shower Doors .............................................................................. 58
Skylight Motorized System ........................................................................................................... 59
Speaker Wire - Typical ................................................................................................................. 59
Steam Generator- Installed in Guest Ensuite Bathroom ............................................................... 59
Steel Stairs .................................................................................................................................. 59
Tile ............................................................................................................................................... 59
Thermostat................................................................................................................................... 60
Vacuum, Built in – upgrade .......................................................................................................... 61
Ventilation .................................................................................................................................... 61
Windows ...................................................................................................................................... 62
CONTACT INFORMATION ......................................................................................................... 64
FINISH SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................... 67
Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom System, and Camera System ..................... 67
EMERGENCY &/OR YEAR END ................................................................................................. 68
An Introduction To Your Homeowner Manual
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home at Fitzsimmons Walk!
This Homeowner Manual (“Manual”) has been designed to assist you following the purchase of
your new home. This Manual has been written specifically for the homeowners who purchase
their units directly from the Developer. That stated, subsequent owners may also benefit from
some of the information contained herein (for example, emergency contact information in the
“Emergency Procedures” section). Subsequent owners may also be entitled to unexpired portions
of the “2/10/10” warranty (please refer to the “Warranty Services” tab).
This guide is divided into eight main sections (see tabs). The first section takes a look at the
professionals that went into making your home the unique piece of craftsmanship it is today. The
remaining sections cover a great deal of information including home component care and
maintenance, and customer service forms designed to enhance our customer service relationship
with you.
Please take time to review this material thoroughly. If you require clarification about any topic
discussed, please give us a call. We would be delighted to assist you!
Please note that this manual does not create any legal obligation or covenant between the
developer and its original purchasers, their successors, or their assigns. It is not a
document that “runs” with title.
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Record of Materials Given To Purchasers
The following documents will be turned over to the purchaser on or after the purchaser’s
possession date. The materials will be included in the Welcome Package.
Appliance - Best By Broan Manual K260A (hood fan);
Appliance - Built in Refrigerator Use and Care Information (650);
Appliance - Gas Ranges Use and Care Information R364;
Appliance - Danby Silhouette Owner’s Manual DBC514BLS (media room bar fridge);
Appliance - Dishwasher Use and Care Manual DW35140 (media room dishwasher);
Appliance - Food Waste Disposal Owner’s Guide;
Appliance - Fireplaces Unlimited Confirmation of Warranty Letter (bbq);
Appliance - Jackson Grills Barbeque Manual;
Appliance - Operating Instructions Dishwasher ASKO D5220 (kitchen dishwasher);
Appliance - Panasonic Operating Instructions NNSD797S (microwave);
Appliance - Sirius Coffee Machine Manual;
Appliance - U-Line Origin Series Use and Care Guide 1175WC (wine fridge);
Appliance - Trail Appliance Brochure;
Appliance - Whirlpool Duet Sport Electronic Electric Dryer;
Appliance - Whirlpool Duet Sport Front Loading Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide;
Bathroom Exhaust - Carnes Fan Manual;
Blinds - Crestwood Window Fashions Limited Warranty;
Cabinets - Bensons Industries Limited Care and Cleaning Letter;
Cabinets - Bensons Industries Limited Warranty;
Carpet - Carpet Stain Removal Guide;
Carpet - Colin Campbell Residential Maintenance Program Guidelines;
Carpet - Colin Campbell Warranty;
Carpet - A-Tek Flooring Inc. Carpet Installation Warranty;
Carpet - Karakul Maintenance (where applicable);
Carpet - Karakul Warranty (where applicable);
Condensation - Avoiding Condensation Problems;
Countertop - J.J. Stones Ltd. Warranty;
Countertop - Recommended Care Instructions for Natural Stone Surfaces;
Doors - Masonite Residential Warranty for Wood Doors;
Doors - Taymor Door Hardware Warranty;
Dryer Exhaust Fantech Dryer Booster Fan Manual;
Electrical - Lutron Grafik Eye 3000 Series Guide (Lighting system and control unit);
Fireplace - Fireplaces Unlimited Confirmation of Warranty Letter;
Form - Property Management “Important Information Form”;
Form - Willis Warranty Schedule D;
Form - Standard Copy of the Willis Homeowner Policy;
Form - Fitzsimmons Walk Completion Package Receipt;
Garage - Garage Door Opener Manual – Liftmaster Model 3255;
Garage - Garage Door Two Year Limited Warranty;
Garage - Carnes Ceiling/Wall-Mount Ventilators (garage ventilators);
Garage - Garage Temperature Sensors -Columbus Electric Installation and Instruction Sheets;
Garage – Liftmaster Wireless Keyless Entry Manual;
Garage - S301M User Manual (gas detection device installed in private garage);
Glass World Maintenance Guide (Bathroom accessories, mirrors, shower doors);
Glass World Warranty Disclaimer on Shower Doors;
Glass World Warranty (Bathroom accessories, mirrors, shower doors;
Hardwood - Arbutus Floors Incorporated Installation Warranty;
Hardwood - Kentwood Product Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide;
Heating – Fan Forced Wall Heater Literature;
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Heating – Kickspace Heater Literature;
Heating– Dimplex Warranty for Wall and Kickspace Heaters;
Heating - Nu-Heat Tempo User Guide;
Heating - Nu-Heat Warranty;
Heating and Cooling - Carrier Owner’s Information Manual;
Heating and Cooling - Carrier/Debonair P/N33CS420-01 Manual (thermostats);
Heating and Cooling - Direct Expansion Fan Coil Units Manual;
Hot Water Tank - GSW Manual;
Hottub - Beachcomber Customer Letter;
Hottub - Beachcomber Hot Tub Owner’s Guide;
Hottub - Beachcomber Warranty;
Keys - 3 Suite Keys;
Keys - 2 Mailbox Keys;
Lighting - Design Lighting Warranty;
Mircom Piez Electric Mini Horns;
Painting - Cloverdale Paint – Interior Wall Finishes – 5 Year Warranty;
Painting - ICI Paints Technical Service Department Bulletin;
Painting - Fisher Painting Labor Warranty;
Remotes - 2 Radio Frequency Remotes;
Remotes - Fobs - Chamberlain Liftmaster Operating Instructions;
Skylight - Sentry II Window or Light Skylight Motorized System Manual;
Smart-Tek “How to Activate Your Intercom” Sheet;
Smart-Tek In-Suite Security Rough-In Sheet;
Smart-Tek Security System Monitoring Quotation;
Smart-Tek Visitor Entry & Access Control System Operation;
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Manual;
Steamcore Spa II Steam Generator Manual;
Steel Stairs - Wide Open Welding Care and Maintenance;
Steel Stairs - Wide Open Welding Warranty Letter;
Telus Welcome Sheet;
Tile - National Tile (2005) Ltd. Maintenance Guide;
Tile - National Tile (2005) Ltd. Swirl Marks in Marble Letter;
Tile - National Tile (2005) Ltd. Warranty;
Vacuum - First Choice Vacuums Warranty - upgrade; and
Vacuum - Nilfisk Vacuum Manual.
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The Developer of Fitzsimmons Walk
Fitzsimmons Walk was developed by Cressey Whistler Townhomes Limited Partnership and
629220 B.C. Ltd. (collectively referred to as the “Developer”). The Developer is a member of the
Cressey Group of Companies (Cressey). Established in 1969, Cressey and its affiliated
companies have been instrumental in changing the greater Vancouver skyline and constructing
landmark residences throughout the lower mainland in fulfillment of the housing needs of a
dynamic marketplace.
With over 200 successful projects to their credit,
Cressey has built a solid reputation as innovators of
distinctive housing, designed for specific urban sites
and lifestyles. The company maintains an unyielding
commitment to outstanding workmanship, quality
materials and customer satisfaction. Recognized for
its excellence, Cressey has earned many prestigious
industry awards, including the Georgie Awards from
the Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C., and
awards of excellence from both the Urban
Development Institute and Lower
Mainland
Municipalities.
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The Professionals At Fitzsimmons Walk
Architect
Howard Bingham Hill Architects is a medium sized
Architectural firm of 20 + persons offering a diversity of
talent, experience and expertise which are blended and
applied to the various tasks involved in the design process
as the needs require. They have been providing consulting
architectural services to Public and Private Clients from the
inception of the practice in 1961. Howard | Bingham | Hill
Architects has consistently rated in the top ten +
architectural firms in British Columbia according to
Business in Vancouver.
Howard Bingham Hill Architects maintains an active
presence in the development field and general institutional
field with a wide portfolio of Clients. Current and recent
projects include development in South East False Creek and
facilities in Kamloops and Williams Lake for the Thompson
Rivers University.
Howard Bingham Hill Architects believe their operating
principles, overall philosophy and relationship with their
Clients is critical to their success in the design field. They
consider design a continuous process wherein "Architectural
Solutions" evolve through a rational exercise involving the
assessment of project parameters, needs and related criteria
and their analysis and creative translation into a definitive
architectural statement and a functional/cost effective built
form. They consider the Client an integral part of the design
process and a critical member of the Design Team.
Interior Designer
InSight Design Group Inc. is a Vancouver based interior design
firm with a focus on single and multi-family developments,
marketing presentation centres and private residential projects.
Our talented interior designers, building technologists and project
managers are essential to the successful completion of every
project. We are a dynamic group committed to an enthusiastic
team approach to all we do.
Over the past 10 years of business, InSight Design Group Inc. has
designed and been involved with some of the most successful
developments and projects in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
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Warranty Provider
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Sample Copy of The Willis Canada Inc. Homeowner Warranty
WILLIS CANADA INC.
1500 – 1095 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 2M6
Policy No. WCI
DECLARATIONS
THE INSURANCE COMPANY (IES) SIGNATORY HERETO
(Hereinafter Called The Insurer(S))
FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE INTEREST
BY THIS POLICY AGREE TO PROVIDE WARRANTY COVERAGE TO:
NAME:
CIVIC ADDRESS:
NAME, ADDRESS OF VENDOR/PURCHASER:
COMMENCEMENT DATE:
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EXPIRY DATES:
Material & Labour Warranty:
a.
12 Months Defects in Material & Labour:
15 Months for Common Property
b.
2 Years defects In Materials and Labour supplied for:
i. the gas, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning delivery systems; and
ii. the exterior cladding, caulking, windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material
damage to the dwelling unit
10 Years Building Envelope Warranty:
10 Years Structural Defects Warranty:
INSURER(S):
Commonwealth Insurance Company
595 Burrard Street, Suite 1500
Box 49115 Bentall Tower Three
Vancouver, BC
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Insurer has duly executed this Policy. PROVIDED,
however, that this Policy is not valid unless signed by an authorized representative
of the Insurer.
_____________________________
Authorized Representative
_____________________
Date
This Policy is issued and accepted subject to the foregoing provisions and to the following provisions,
stipulations and conditions which are hereby specifically referred to and made a part of this Policy, together
with such other provisions, agreements or conditions as may be endorsed hereon or added hereto.
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LIMITS OF LIABILITY - STANDARD WARRANTY COVERAGE
Pursuant to the cover set out in the Insuring Agreement the Insurer shall not be responsible for more
than:
1. $200,000.00 (or the purchase price paid by the purchaser/homeowner, whichever is less) for a
dwelling unit in fee simple ownership;
2.
$100,000.00 (or the purchase price paid by the purchaser/homeowner, whichever is less) for a
dwelling unit in a strata titled or multi-unit project;
In calculating the cost of claims for standard limits under warranty coverage, the Insurer will include:
a. the cost of repairs;
b. the cost of investigation, engineering and design required for repairs; and
c. the cost of supervision of repairs, including professional review (but excluding legal costs);
d. the living out accommodation expenses.
3.
$100.00 (or the paid amount, whichever is less) per day for reasonable living out accommodation
expenses actually incurred by the homeowner in the event that repairs are required under warranty
and the damage to the building or extent of the repairs renders the dwelling unit uninhabitable.
Coverage under this subsection will continue until the dwelling unit is ready for occupancy, subject to
the homeowner receiving 24 hours advance notice.
INSURING AGREEMENT
The Insurer will pay on behalf of the purchaser/homeowner during the periods of insurance noted (subject
to the terms, conditions, limits, definitions and exclusions contained herein) for:
1. Materials and Labour Warranty
The coverage for the two (2) year material and labour warranty is as follows:
a. in the first twelve (12) months from the commencement date:
i. coverage for any defect in materials and labour; and
ii. subject to definition, coverage for a violation of building code.
b. In the first twenty-four (24) months from the commencement date:
i. coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the electrical, plumbing,
heating, ventilation and air conditioning delivery and distribution systems;
ii. coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking,
windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material damage to the dwelling unit;
iii. coverage for any defect in materials and labour which renders the new home unfit to live in;
iv. subject to definition, coverage for violation of the building code.
c. Non-compliance with the building code is considered a defect covered by this policy if the noncompliance:
i. constitutes an unreasonable health or safety risk; or
ii. has resulted in, or is likely to result in, material damage to the dwelling unit.
2. Building Envelope Warranty
The coverage for the ten (10) year building envelope warranty is as follows:
a. In the first ten (10) years, from the commencement date, any defect that permits unintended
water penetration such that:
i. it causes material damage to the dwelling unit; or
ii. it is likely to cause material damage to the dwelling unit.
3. Major Structural Warranty
The coverage for the ten (10) year structural defects warranty is as follows:
a. any defect in materials and labour that results in the failure of a load bearing part of the
dwelling unit; and
b. any defect that causes structural damage that materially and adversely affects the use of the
dwelling unit for residential occupancy.
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4. Living Out Accommodation Expenses
The living-out accommodation expenses actually incurred by the homeowner at a hotel, motel or other
rental accommodation due to repair work that renders the dwelling unit uninhabitable.
5. Repair/Replacement of Defects
Any repairs or replacement of defects pursuant to this policy shall be covered against defect in material
and labour until the later of one (1) year from the date of completion of the repair or replacement or to the
expiry date of the applicable policy coverage.
EXCLUSIONS - PERILS
This warranty does not cover:
1. Water penetration or damage caused by:
a. breakage of or leakage from plumbing lines or systems;
b. fire sprinkler systems;
c. irrigation systems;
d. broken windows.
2.
Weathering, normal wear and tear, deterioration or deflection consistent with normal industry
standards.
3.
Normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction.
4.
Loss or damage arising from the dwelling unit being used primarily or substantially for non- residential
purposes.
5.
Loss or damage that is caused or made worse by a homeowner or third party, including:
a. negligent or improper maintenance or operation by anyone other than the
vendor/developer/general contractor or its employees, agents or subcontractors;
b. failure of anyone, other than the vendor/developer/general contractor or subcontractor, to
comply with the warranty requirements of the manufacturers of appliances, equipment or
fixtures;
c. unreasonable refusal by the purchaser/homeowner to permit the Insurer or
vendor/developer/general contractor access to the dwelling unit to:
i. monitor the dwelling unit or its components;
ii. inspect for required maintenance;
iii. investigate complaints or claims; or
iv. undertake repairs under this policy.
d. alterations to the new dwelling unit, including the conversion of non-living space into living
space or the conversion of a dwelling unit into two or more units, by anyone other than the
vendor/developer/general contractor, or its employees, agents or subcontractors while
undertaking their obligations under the sales contract;
e. any defect in, caused by, materials or work supplied by anyone other that the
vendor/developer/general contractor, or its employees, agents or subcontractors;
f.
changes, alterations or additions made to a dwelling unit by anyone after initial occupancy,
except those performed by the vendor/developer/general contractor, its employees, agents or
subcontractors;
g. changes to the grading of ground by anyone other than vendor/developer/general contractor
or subcontractors.
6.
Failure of the homeowner to take timely action to prevent or minimize loss or damage, including the
failure to give prompt notice to the Insurer of a defect or discovered or potential defect or loss.
7.
Insects, rodents or other animals, unless the damage results from non-compliance with the building
code by the vendor/developer/general contractor or its employees, agents or subcontractors.
8.
Accidental loss or damage from acts of nature including, but not limited to, fire, explosions, smoke,
water escape, glass breakage, windstorm, hail, lightning, falling trees, aircraft, vehicles, flood,
earthquake, avalanche, landslide and changes in the level of the underground water table which are
not foreseeable by the vendor/developer/general contractor.
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9.
Bodily injury.
10. Subsidence of the land around the dwelling unit or along utility lines, other than beneath building
footings.
11. Diminution in the value of property.
12. A) the actual, alleged or threatened discharge dispersal, seepage, migration, release or escape of
pollutants, including, without limitation, any liability arising from uninhabitability or health risk
attributable to pollutants, contaminants or irritants (including, without limitation, the presence or
consequence of radon gas or formaldehyde) or attributable to the presence of or proximity to
hazardous or toxic materials;
B) any government direction or request to test for, monitor, clean up, remove, contain, treat, detoxify or
neutralize pollutants.
13. Abnormal loading on floors, that exceeds design loads.
14. Loss or damage to building components and products where:
a. The component or product has a manufacturer’s warranty; and
b. the manufacturer’s warranty has been transferred to the homeowner (automatically or through
necessary action by the vendor/developer or homeowner); and
c. the provisions, terms and conditions applying to the manufacturer’s warranty (ie: maintenance
requirements) have been provided to the homeowner in order to understand the warranty and
undertake any action as in required by the warranty;
d. the homeowner fails to comply with the provisions, terms and conditions applying to the
manufacturer’s warranty.
15. Implied or expressed warranties or representations made by a vendor/developer/general contractor
to a purchaser/homeowner except as set out in this policy.
EXCLUSIONS - PROPERTY
This warranty does not cover:
1. Materials labour or design supplied by the purchaser/homeowner.
2.
Loss or damage to personal property of the homeowner or occupant, if dwelling unit is rented to
others by the homeowner.
3.
Loss or damage to real property or personal property that is not part of the dwelling unit.
4.
Any materials and/or workmanship furnished or installed or caused to be installed by the
vendor/developer/general contractor or its subcontractors which is not defective, even though such
material or workmanship does not comply with the specifications in a sales agreement or contract.
5.
Landscaping (hard and soft) including plants, fencing, detached patios, planters, gazebos, and similar
structures.
6.
Non-residential structures, including detached recreation facilities, sheds, detached garages or
carports, or outbuildings or any structure or construction not attached to or forming an integral part of a
building or dwelling unit.
7.
Any commercial use area and any construction associated with a commercial usage.
8.
Roads, curbs and lanes.
9.
Any construction or component not situated on private property.
10. Site grading and surface drainage, except as required by the building code.
11. The operation of municipal services, including sanitary and storm sewer.
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12. Septic tanks or fields.
13. The quality or quantity of water, either from a piped municipal water supply or from a well.
14. A water well, except that the equipment installed for the operation of a water well used exclusively for a
home is considered to be part of the plumbing system for that dwelling unit.
These exclusions do not include:
1. Driveways or walkways;
2.
Recreational facilities situated in or included as the common property of a dwelling unit.
3.
A parking structure situated in a multi-unit building.
4.
Retaining walls required by the authority having jurisdiction to be engineered or is reasonably required
for the direct support of, or retaining soil away from a dwelling unit, driveway or walkway.
MEDIATION
1.
If a dispute between the Insurer and a homeowner arising under this policy cannot be resolved by
informal negotiation within a reasonable time, the homeowner may, at the homeowner’s sole election,
require that the dispute be referred to mediation by delivering to the Insurer a written request to
mediate.
2.
If the homeowner delivers a request to mediate under subsection (1), the Insurer and the
homeowner must attend a mediation session in relation to the dispute.
3.
In addition to the requirements of subsection (2), the Insurer or a homeowner may invite to participate
in the mediation any other party to the dispute who may be liable.
4.
Within twenty-one (21) days after the homeowner has delivered a request to mediate under
subsection (1), the parties must, directly or with the assistance of an independent, neutral person or
organization, jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator.
5.
If the parties do not jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator within the time required by
subsection (4), the homeowner may apply to a roster organization which must appoint a mediator
taking into account:
a. the need for the mediator to be neutral and independent;
b. the qualifications of the mediator;
c. the mediator’s fees;
d. the mediator’s availability;
e. any other consideration likely to result in the selection of an impartial, competent and effective
mediator.
6.
Promptly after a roster organization selects the mediator under subsection (5), the roster
organization must notify the parties in writing of that selection.
7.
The mediator selected by a roster organization is deemed to be appointed by the parties effective
the date of the notice sent under subsection (6).
8.
The date, time and place of the first mediation session must be scheduled by the mediator, and the
first mediation session must occur within twenty-one (21) days of the appointment of the mediator.
9.
Despite subsection (2), a party may attend a mediation session by representative if:
a. the party is under legal disability and the representative is that party’s guardian ad litem;
b. the party is not an individual; or
c. the party is a resident of a jurisdiction other than British Columbia and will not be in British
Columbia at the time of the mediation session.
10. A representative who attends a mediation session in the place of a party referred to in subsection (9):
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a.
b.
must be familiar with all relevant facts on which the party, on whose behalf the representative
attends, intends to rely, and
must have full authority to settle, or have immediate access to a person who has full authority to
settle, on behalf of the party on whose behalf the representative attends.
11. A party or representative who attends the mediation session may be accompanied by counsel.
12. Any other person may attend a mediation session if that attendance is with the consent of all parties
or their representatives.
13. At least seven (7) days before the first mediation session is to be held, each party must deliver to the
mediator a statement briefly setting out:
a. the facts on which the party intends to rely, and
b. the matters in dispute.
14. Promptly after receipt of all of the statements required to be delivered under subsection (13), the
mediator must send each party’s statement to each of the other parties.
15. Before the first mediation session, the parties must enter into a retainer with the mediator which
must:
a. disclose the cost of the mediation service, and
b. provide that the cost of the mediation will be paid:
i. equally by the parties, or
ii. on any other specified basis agreed by the parties.
16. The mediator may conduct the mediation in any manner he or she considers appropriate to assist the
parties to reach a resolution that is timely, fair and cost-effective.
17. A person must not disclose, or be compelled to disclose, in any proceeding oral or written information
acquired or an opinion formed, including, without limitation, any offer or admission made in anticipation
of or during a mediation session.
18. Nothing in subsection (17) precludes a party from introducing into evidence in a proceeding any
information or records produced in the course of the mediation that are otherwise producible or
compellable in those proceedings.
19. A mediation session is concluded when:
a. all issues are resolved;
b. the mediator determines that the process will not be productive and so advises the parties or
their representatives; or
c. the mediation session is completed and there is no agreement to continue.
20. If the mediation resolves some but not all issues, then at the request of all parties the mediator may
complete a report setting out any agreements that the parties to the mediation have made as a result
of the mediation, including, without limitation, any agreements made by the parties on any of the
following:
a. facts;
b. issues;
c. future procedural steps.
DEFINITIONS
1.
Building Code
a. the British Columbia building code established under the Municipal Act; or
b. the Vancouver building bylaw established under the Vancouver Charter.
In force at the time that the building permit was issued for the new home or, in jurisdictions where a
building permit is not required, in force when construction commences.
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2.
Commencement Date
a. Fee Simple Homes:
The commencement date for this insurance coverage of a dwelling unit held in fee simple is as
follows:
i. for a dwelling unit constructed by a vendor/developer/general contractor on land owned
by owner, the commencement date is the earliest of:
1. the date of actual occupancy of the dwelling unit;
2. the granting of an occupancy permit or similar right to occupy by the authority having
jurisdiction; and
3. the date that the dwelling unit is completed and ready for occupancy.
ii. for a dwelling unit constructed by a vendor/developer/general contractor on land not
owned by the homeowner, the commencement date is the earlier of:
1. the actual date of occupancy of the dwelling unit;
2. the transfer of the legal title of the dwelling unit to the owner.
For the purposes of subsection (a)(i), in a jurisdiction where occupancy permits are not issued, a
dwelling unit is deemed to have reached the stage of occupancy when it:
i. is completed as that terms is defined by the builders’ lien act; and
ii. is capable of being occupied.
b. Strata Dwelling Units:
The commencement date for this insurance coverage on a dwelling unit comprising the strata lot is
the earlier of:
i. the actual occupancy of the dwelling unit; and
ii. the transfer of legal title to the strata lot.
c.
Special Cases:
i. If an unsold dwelling unit owned by a vendor/developer/general contractor is occupied
as a rental unit, this policy commencement date is the date that the dwelling unit is first
occupied;
ii. If the vendor/developer/general contractor subsequently offers to sell a dwelling unit
that is rented, the vendor/developer/general contractor must disclose, in writing, to each
prospective purchaser, the date on which this policy expires;
iii. For multi-unit buildings not in a strata plan, the commencement date of this policy is
concurrent with the date of first occupancy of a dwelling unit in the multi-unit building.
3. Defect
Subject to the exclusions, conditions and terms of the policy and occurring and reporting during the
prescribed periods of insurance and within the limits of liability any construction, including labour and
material, that is contrary to the building code or that requires repair or replacement due to the negligence
of a vendor/developer/general contractor or person for whom the vendor/developer/general contractor
is responsible at law.
4. Driveway
A surface intended and constructed primarily to be used for vehicular access to or from a dwelling unit.
5. Duly Authorized Representative
Any representative authorized by the insurer to undertake work or perform functions on its behalf.
6. Dwelling Unit
A home, which is a building, or a portion of a building, that is newly constructed and intended for residential
occupancy:
a. that is a single, self-contained residence that usually contains cooking, eating, living, sleeping
and sanitary facilities;
b. that may contain a secondary suite if permitted by local bylaws.
The following homes are also included within this definition:
a. conversion of non-residential space to “for sale” residential units;
b. live/work units; and
c. equity co-operatives
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The following homes are not included within this definition:
a. floating homes;
b. seasonal dwellings;
c. manufactured homes; and
d. hotels, dormitories, institutional buildings, care facilities
7. Expiry Date
The dates referenced on the declaration page and Insuring Agreement section of this policy, after which
coverage terminates.
8. General Contractor
A residential builder that is engaged under contract by an owner, developer or vendor to perform or cause
to be performed all or substantially all of the construction of a new home and includes a construction
manager and project manager. The general contractor may also serve as the person or other legal entity
that obtains the building permit. The general contractor may also serve as the person or other legal entity
that obtains warranty and sells the dwelling unit to the purchaser/homeowner.
9. Insurer
The company or companies noted on the declarations page of the policy that have agreed to provide the
coverage set forth in the policy.
10. Insuring Agreements
The general coverages provided by the policy as set forth in the Insuring Agreements section of the policy.
11. Living Out Accommodation Expenses
The actually incurred accommodation expenses by the purchaser/homeowner at a hotel, motel or other
rental accommodation.
12. Load Bearing
Subjected to or designed to carry loads in addition to its own dead load, but does not include a wall element
subjected only to wind or earthquake loads in addition to its own dead loads.
13. Mediation
A collaborative process in which two (2) or more parties meet and attempt, with the assistance of a
mediator, to resolve issues in dispute between them.
14. Mediation Session
A meeting between two (2) or more parties to a dispute during which they are engaged in mediation.
15. Mediator
A neutral and impartial facilitator with no decision making power who assists parties in negotiating a
mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute between them.
16. Multi-Unit Building
A building containing two (2) or more dwelling units together with associated common property, if any.
17. Pollutants
Any solid liquid, gaseous or thermal irritant or contaminant, including petroleum products, radon gas,
smoke, vapour, soot, fumes, acids, alkalids, chemicals and waste; waste shall include , without limitation ,
materials to be recycled, reconditioned or reclaimed.
18. Purchaser/Homeowner
The person or persons who purchase the dwelling unit:
a. initially, from the vendor/developer/general contractor; or
b. subsequently, from an existing homeowner.
19. Roster Organization
Any body designated by the Attorney General to select mediators for the purposes of mediation.
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20. Secondary Suite
A suite located in and forming part of a dwelling unit where the dwelling unit remains a single legal title.
21. Subrogation
The lawful substitution of a third party in place of a party having a claim against another party. This means
the insurer having the right to be substituted for a party it has compensated and sue any party whom the
compensated party could have sued.
22. Time Clause
The dates referred to in the declarations are effective 12:01 am, standard time at the address of the
purchaser/homeowner.
23. Vendor/Developer
The person or other legal entity that obtains the warranty and sells the dwelling units to the
purchaser/homeowner. The vendor/developer may also obtain the building permit and construct the
dwelling unit in fashion similar to that of a general contractor. The vendor/developer does not include
land developers who may be involved in assembling land and selling the land to a vendor/developer.
24. Walkway
A surface intended and constructed primarily to be used as a pedestrian access to or from a dwelling unit
and may include stairs.
25. Water Penetration
A defect in the building envelope of a dwelling unit which permits unintended water penetration into the
dwelling unit such that it causes or is likely to cause material damage to the dwelling unit.
CONDITIONS
1. Notice to Warranty Provider
The homeowner of a dwelling unit has a duty to mitigate loss or damage, including damage caused by
defects (including water penetration) if the defect requires immediate attention. This duty is satisfied by
providing the insurer or it’s duly authorized representative timely notice in writing of detection of loss or
damage. The duty to mitigate survives even if:
a. the dwelling unit is unoccupied;
b. the dwelling unit is occupied by other than the owner;
c. the defect (including water penetration) does not appear to be causing damage;
d. the homeowner advises the strata corporation (if the dwelling unit is in a multi-unit project).
The extent that loss or damage to a dwelling unit is caused or exacerbated by the failure of a homeowner
to take reasonable steps to mitigate, such damage is excluded from coverage.
2. Warranty Program Response – Responding Party
The purchaser/homeowner will provide written notice to the insurer involving detection of loss or damage.
Contact for initial service items should be with the customer service department of the
vendor/developer/general contractor if the vendor/developer/general contractor has such a
department. The purchaser/homeowner has the option to contact the insurer directly, if preferred. This
option is particularly appropriate when:
a. there is a difference in language used by the purchaser/homeowner;
b. the relationship between vendor/developer/general contractor and purchaser/homeowner
has soured;
c. the vendor/developer/general contractor cannot be located;
d. the vendor/developer/general contractor has not responded in a reasonable timely fashion to
a claim;
e. the vendor/developer/general contractor does not have a customer service department;
f.
there is a dispute between the vendor/developer/general contractor and the
purchaser/homeowner as to coverage or claim validity;
g. the warranty term is drawing to a close;
h. the dwelling unit involved is a resale;
i.
the circumstance involves potentially larger claim amounts such as water penetration or
structural damage.
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3. Warranty Program – Response Process
The Insurer or vendor/developer/general contractor shall, upon receipt of notice, promptly make
reasonable attempts to contact the purchaser/homeowner to arrange for investigation of the claim. The
Insurer or vendor/developer/general contractor shall make all reasonable efforts to avoid delays in
responding to a claim, evaluating a claim and scheduling any repairs. Such repairs shall be undertaken in a
timely manner, with reasonable consideration for weather, availability of materials and scheduling of crews.
The purchaser/homeowner must cooperate in every reasonable effort to investigate the claim including,
without limitation granting the right of reasonable access to the dwelling unit to monitor, investigate or
correct defects or to monitor or investigate the dwelling unit or its components, including but not limited to
required maintenance.
Where, following evaluation of a claim, it is determined that the claim is not valid and will be disallowed, the
Insurer shall notify the purchaser/homeowner of the decision, in writing, setting out the reasons for the
decision. Such notice will also set out the process whereby an owner can appeal such a decision under the
third-party dispute resolution process (refer to the dispute resolution section).
4. Repairs
All repairs or replacements made under this policy shall be completed in a reasonable manner using
materials and labour conforming to the building code and industry standards.
5. Notice of Claim Prior To Expiry – Vendor/Developer/General Contractor
Prior to the expiry date, a purchaser/homeowner shall give the insurer or vendor/developer/general
contractor written notice of any specific building defects claimed under this policy. Notice to the insurer,
setting out the building address and policy number, shall be deemed to satisfy the notice requirement to the
vendor/developer/general contractor.
6. Notice of Claim Prior To Expiry - Insurer
If the vendor/developer/general contractor fails to adequately undertake repairs in a reasonable and
timely fashion or repairs cannot reasonably be expected to be completed prior to the expiry date of the
policy, the purchaser/homeowner can protect the claim by providing written notice to the Insurer within 60
days after the expiry date of the policy. The insurer is entitled to require that such notice include:
a. the policy number;
b. a copy of the notice to the vendor/developer/general contractor;
c. a copy of other correspondence between the purchaser/homeowner and the
vendor/developer/general contractor.
7. Change of Dwelling Unit Ownership/Transferability
The coverage provided by this policy pertains solely to the dwelling unit. No notice of change of ownership
to the Insurer is necessary. All unused benefits under this policy are automatically transferred to any
subsequent homeowner. Notice of expiry of this policy shall be sent to the occupant of the home. This
policy is enforceable though there is no privity of contract between purchaser/homeowner and
vendor/developer/general contractor.
8. Disclosure of Claims History of Insured Dwelling Unit
The Insurer or its duly authorized representative will, upon the request of the homeowner, provide a
statement of claims made applicable to the dwelling unit. Such a statement shall include not less than the
following information:
a. type of claim made;
b. resolution of claim;
c. type of repair performed;
d. date of repair;
e. cost of repair.
9. Subrogation
Where the Insurer makes payment or assumes liability for any payment or repair under this policy:
a. the Insurer is subrogated to all rights of recovery of the purchaser/homeowner against any
person or persons who may have caused or contributed to the requirement for the payment or
repair under this policy;
b. the Insurer may bring action at its own expense, in the name of the purchaser/homeowner or
of the Insurer, to enforce such rights;
c. where the Insurer has pursued subrogated rights, the purchaser/homeowner shall fully
support and assist the Insurer in the pursuit of those rights, if the Insurer pursues such rights.
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10. Implied/Expressed Warranties or Representations
Implied or expressed warranties or representations made by the vendor/developer/general contractor to
the purchaser/homeowner are not binding upon the Insurer, except as set out in legislation or regulation.
11. Delay or Repair Permitted
After the expiry of the workmanship and materials portion of coverage, the Insurer may defer defect repairs
in the building envelope or structure until material loss damage or adverse effect occurs to the building,
provided such occurs on or prior to the applicable expiry date. Where damage has not occurred at the
applicable expiry date, but where it is likely that premature damage to the building will result from the
defect, the Insurer shall repair the defect.
12. Misrepresentation
This policy will be voidable in the event of material misrepresentation or misdescription by the
purchaser/homeowner. Such voidability does not transfer to subsequent purchaser/homeowner.
13. Fraudulent Acts
If any claim is fraudulent, or if fraudulent means or devices are used by the purchaser/homeowner or any
person acting on behalf of and with the consent or knowledge of the purchaser/homeowner, in order to
gain benefit under this policy or if any damage be occasioned by the willful act of or with the connivance of
the purchaser/homeowner, all benefits under this policy to the purchaser/homeowner will be forfeited.
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The Process
Long before you moved into your home at Fitzsimmons Walk, the construction process involving
numerous craftsmen and hundreds of different materials was underway. We believe that the
homeowner should be aware of some of the interesting processes that went into each home.
Variations
Products used during the construction process may change due to circumstances beyond the
Developer’s control.
For example, variations in products may occur as a result of
supplier/assembly line changes, industry changes, and procurement changes. In all instances, as
required by your purchase agreement, any substitution of method or product shall be of equal or
better quality than the original specification. These changes may lead to variations within the
same type of unit.
Variations within the same type of unit will also occur if the purchaser elected to pay for an
upgrade option.
Quality Assurance Program
The Developer strives to produce the highest possible caliber of home. The Developer’s “Quality
Assurance Program” places company representatives on-site during the construction process to
review every stage and report on any deficiencies they may find. The goal of this program is to
identify problems before they are passed over to the next stage in construction. The “Quality
Assurance Program” endeavors to minimize deficiencies present at the time your take possession
of your new home.
Delivery Date
The delivery date for your home (the date the unit is transferred from the Developer to the first
homeowner) begins as an estimate. Until components are completed and the structure is
enclosed, this delivery date can be dramatically affected by weather conditions and the availability
of labour and materials. Even after the home itself is past weather-related delay potential, the
installation of utility services, final grading, concrete flatwork, etc. can still affect the delivery date.
City occupancy permits are acquired once these elements are complete. Please understand that
the trades are as eager as you to get caught up and deliver your home on time.
** Depending on availability of labour and materials, weather conditions, site conditions and the
construction process, some homes may not be completed by their scheduled delivery dates **
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Important Information
Congratulations on your new residence! This section of your Manual explains and refers to
important information regarding your new home. Please take the time to read and understand the
information collected herein.
The “Emergency Procedures” Tab
This section of the Manual outlines:
 who to contact in the event of an emergency; and
 procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.
The “Contact Information”, and “Finish Specification” Tabs
The Fitzsimmons Walk “Contact Information” and “Finish Specifications” tabs contain particulars
on your new home. Please refer to these sections before contacting the Developer or property
manager for information.
The “Warranty Service” and “Forms” Tab
Please refer to the “Warranty Service” section of this Manual for particulars concerning warranty
service procedures. Please note that requests for service will only be honored if the “Service
Request Form” is sent in either by e-mail, fax or registered mail. You can find a copy of the
“Service Request Form” behind the “Forms” tab.
Maintenance – Protecting Your Investment
As with an automobile, your new home requires attention and maintenance from the first day of
your possession. For your convenience, we have assembled a “Home Components” section in
this Manual, which describes routine maintenance procedures for your home’s many components.
This section also provides information on home component warranties.
Please read the care and warranty information provided by the trades; for example,
“Recommended Care Instructions for Natural Stone Surfaces”. This information was
included in your Welcome Package. Where the manufacturer information contradicts
information included in this Manual, please defer to the manufacturer’s care and warranty
guidelines.
Utility Service Account Responsibility
Homeowners are responsible for utility costs from the date of possession (the day after ownership
is transferred from the Developer to the homeowner).
Your utility service account (electrical, natural gas) must be set up before your date of closing.
This is extremely important as your electrical and natural gas service will be discontinued if you do
not transfer the account into your name. In addition, a penalty fee of $50 plus outstanding bills
from the date of closing will apply.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE: Your electrical service is provided by BC hydro. You can activate an
account by either calling BC hydro customer accounts division at 604 224-9376, or by filling out
and forwarding a BC hydro transfer form. A BC hydro transfer form is included in the appended
sleeve at the end of the Manual. If you have never had a BC hydro utility account, you will need
to supply some personal information and a reference from a friend or family.
NATURAL GAS, where applicable: Your gas service is provided by Terasen Gas. You can
activate an account by calling Terasen Gas Customer Service at 1-866-979-4959. If you smell
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gas at any time, please call the emergency line at 1-800-663-9911. This number should be
recorded where it can be easily accessed in case of an emergency.
TELEPHONE and INTERNET: Telus requires lead-time to book your phone and internet
connections. The phone number for connection is 604 310-2255.
CABLE SERVICE: Contact the local cable company of your choice. Please note Telus and
Shaw’s numbers are 604 310-2255 and 604 629-8888 respectively. Be aware that cable
companies may require lead-time for appointments; as such, it is best to call before you take
possession of your home. For information on Telus’ services, please review the Telus information
sheet that was included in your Welcome Package.
NEWSPAPER DELIVERY: The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province have access to
Fitzsimmons Walk for delivery. For subscription or any other inquiry, please call 604 605-2111, or
use the web @ www.vancouversun.com.
Keys and Fobs
On your possession date, you were handed 3 suites keys, 2 mailbox keys and 2 radio frequency
remotes (“RF remote(s)”). The suite keys open all doors, including patio doors with locksets. The
RF remotes will open your parkade gates, and any other applicable door.
Each RF remote has a unique identification number. The number on the back of the RF remote
has been assigned to your suite, and programmed for access to the building. Each time you use
your RF remote to access the building, your transaction will be monitored via a computer. If you
lose an RF, please report it immediately to your property manager; the manager will delete it
from the system, thereby maintaining the security of the building.
Visitor Access to your Suite
The building is equipped with a Sentex visitor entry system. The Sentex system utilizes a “phoneline” system which enables visitors to connect to your phone whether you are using standard
phone service, Voice Over IP (VOIP) Cellular, or digital phone systems as your main telephone
device. An active telephone line is required. When a visitor calls you from the Sentex visitor
entry panel, pressing “9” on your telephone keypad will release the gate and allow your visitor to
enter the parkade. Once you have pressed “9”, you will hear the confirmation tones from the
Sentex panel letting you know that the operation was successful.
To deny access, simply hang up.
Please note, Shaw channel 116 analog or 399 digital allows you to view the visitor at the visitor
entry panel.
Please remember to fill in and fax the “Smart-Tek How to Activate Your Intercom Form”. This
form was included in your Welcome Package. It will allow you to choose the name you would like
to appear on the building intercom.
Visitor Call Waiting, if applicable
Call Waiting allows you to accept calls from the entry system while you are on an outside call.
Call Waiting is a feature you can subscribe to through your phone service provider. Typically, you
will hear the “call waiting” tones on the telephone, which indicate that you have a visitor. To grant
access, put the outside call on hold and press the number “9” on your telephone. To deny access,
press the”*” sign on the telephone.
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Camera System
One pinhole and three dome security cameras have been installed within the parkade. The
cameras have been installed at the following locations:


1 pinhole camera at the visitor intercom panel
3 dome cameras in the parkade
Owners can view security camera information on channel 116 analog, or 399 digital. A DVR will
record all information on the security cameras. When the DVR is full (500 giga bites or
approximately 3 weeks of information), it will record over the most dated information.
Garbage and Recycling Pickup
As of the date this Manual was printed, your garbage/recycling contract had yet to be negotiated.
Please contact the Fitzsimmons Walk strata manager for more information (Alex Hoelk, Whistler
Resort Management: 604-932-2972 ext. 243).
Water Shutoffs
As soon as possible, please re-familiarize yourself with the location of the water shutoff valves in
your home. These were pointed out to you during your initial orientation. Shut offs are usually
located in the storage rooms of your suite (concealed behind the removable panels), below the
sinks, behind the toilet, and/or in the laundry closets. Should you notice a plumbing leak, turn the
water off at these shutoffs, and immediately contact your property manager or our Customer
Service Department. Refer to the “Emergency Procedures” tab for contact information.
Bathroom Exhaust Fan
As required by the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC), principal exhaust fans, such as those
in the main bathrooms, must be on for a minimum of 8 hours per day. This requirement can be
increased, but it will never be decreased. To comply with this requirement, both your main and
guest ensuite bathroom fans have been set to run between between 9 am and 5 pm daily.
Please be aware that tampering with the fan timer operation (and not meeting the minimum
requirements) will void your entire home warranty.
Dryer Booster Fan
A booster fan has been installed to work in concert with the dryer. This fan will engage when the
dryer is on to assist in moving condensation out of the building. If a disconnect switch is present,
it will be installed in the laundry closet beside/adjacent the dryer - please note this switch has
been set in the “on position” for optimum dryer performance.
Please be aware that tampering with the disconnect switch, by turning it to the off position,
will void your entire home warranty. This switch should be used for service reasons only.
Heating and Cooling
Your new home is built with a heating and cooling system. For more information, please refer to
the Home Components section of this Manual.
Thermostat for Heating and Cooling System
Your heating/cooling thermostat is a Carrier/Debonair P/N 33CS420-01.
please refer to the Home Components section of this Manual.
For more information,
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Heat Trace for L2/L3 Balconies (downhill units) & L3/L4 Balconies (uphill units)
The above noted balconies include a heat trace system. For more information, please refer to the
Home Components section of this Manual.
Hot Tub
Failure to follow the supplier’s start-up procedure will void your hot tub warranty.
information, please refer to the Home Components section of this Manual.
For more
Manufacturer’s Literature
The products installed in your home come with manufacturer care guides and warranties – please
take the time to read them. These guides and warranties were provided to you on your
possession date. They were included in your Welcome Package. The information contained in
the manufacturer’s literature will not be repeated here.
We make every effort to keep the information in this Manual current. If any detail in our
Manual conflicts with the manufacturer's information or recommendations, please follow
the manufacturer's recommendations.
Activate specific manufacturer's warranties by completing and mailing in registration cards
(which should be located in the manufacturer’s literature). In some cases, manufacturer's
warranties may extend beyond the first year; therefore, it is in your best interest to know
about such coverages.
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Warranty Service
Warranty Description
The Developer has constructed your home with carefully selected materials and the effort of
experienced craftsmen. Although this group works from detailed plans and specifications, no two
homes are built exactly alike. Each home is unique; in fact, a home is one of the last hand-built
products left in the world.
Each home requires care administered by the homeowner from the very first day. Regular
maintenance is essential to maintaining a quality home for a lifetime. Neglecting routine
maintenance can not only erode home value, it can also affect the overall desirability of the
community. Most importantly, it can void warranty coverage on all or part of your home!
The Developer is a licensed builder registered with the Homeowner Protection Office. Our
licensed builder’s warranty is backed by third party insurance, as per the BC Homeowner
Protection Act. Willis is the third party insurance provider at Fitzsimmons Walk.
The Developer, in conjunction with Willis, has arranged for one of the most comprehensive
warranties in the industry. The following table describes the timelines and lengths of the “2/10/10”
coverage:
Warranty length
Coverage description (please consult the Willis home warranty
policy for more details)
12 months
Coverage for any defect in materials and/or labour
15 months
Coverage for any defects in materials and labour in the common
property of a multi-unit building **
24 months
Coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the
electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning
delivery and distribution systems. In addition, coverage for any
defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding,
caulking, windows and doors that may lead to detachment or
material damage to the dwelling unit.
10 years
Building envelope warranty
10 years
Structural defects warranty
** Common property is considered all the areas outside of your home bounded by your strata lot.
For the purpose of this warranty, limited common property (areas outside of the outer walls
exclusively for your strata lot’s use) is also included under the coverage.
Should a dispute arise between the homeowner and the Developer regarding a warrantable
construction item, both this Manual and the Willis home warranty will serve as the standard to
settle such disputes.
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Deficiency and Warranty Repairs
There will only be one initial orientation per suite. A subsequent purchaser will not have an
opportunity to conduct a second walkthrough with the Developer. Further, all purchaser
warranties will be linked to the initial sale closing date. As such, a subsequent purchaser will only
benefit from the unexpired portions of the warranties. For example, a subsequent purchaser’s
Year End Warranty will expire one year, less one day, after the initial sale closing date. Please
refer to both the Year End and 2nd Year End Corrective Periods for warranty information. .
The closing date between the Developer and the purchaser will be called the “initial sale closing
date”.
Initial Orientation
Inspection Period:
Approx. 1-8 weeks prior to the initial sale closing date
The Customer Service Department will contact the purchaser to set up an initial orientation
appointment to view the purchaser’s new home. The target appointment date is approximately 18 weeks prior to the initial sale closing date. During the inspection, a customer service
representative will:
a. Introduce the purchaser to the various components of his/her new home (for example,
water and gas shut off locations etc); and
b. Make a deficiency list of any outstanding construction deficiencies.
The Developer will endeavor to complete any outstanding deficiencies within a reasonable period
following the initial sale closing date. As noted above, if the purchaser sells the unit after the
orientation, he/she must inform the subsequent purchaser that the orientation has been
conducted, and that only those deficiencies found during the initial orientation will be remedied.
It is not the responsibility of the Developer to obtain a subsequent purchaser’s contact information.
If the Developer cannot reach a subsequent purchaser, the file will be closed and the deficiencies
deemed completed.
Year End Corrective Period
Inspection Period:
No earlier than 12 months from warranty commencement date
One full year less one day after the initial sale closing date, the homeowner has a second
opportunity to report construction defects (please see notes under “Corrective Period Rules
and Regulations”). This is the best time to report defects such as cracking drywall and other
cosmetic deficiencies due to shrinking and settling. To facilitate repairs, please complete and
forward the “Service Request Form” found at the back of this Manual under the tab “Forms”.
Warrantable service requests will be entered into our database and dealt with in a timely manner
(following the expiry of the Year End Corrective Period).
Corrective Period Rules and Regulations
1.
Requests for either emergency or non-emergency warranty service will only be honored if
same is in writing. Homeowners must record all warrantable requests on the “Service
Request Form” found at the end of this Manual (under the tab “Forms”). The homeowner
must then either e-mail, mail or fax the form to the Developer using the e-mail/address/fax
information noted on the form. If the homeowner mails the “Service Request Form”, he/she
must do so by registered mail. We will not accept either emergency or non-emergency
service requests that contravene this procedure.
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2.
The Developer must receive written request for warranty service on or before the day the
applicable warranty expires. If the homeowner does not deliver his/her written
request to the Developer on or before the day the applicable warranty period expires,
that warranty will be deemed expired. The Developer will begin inspecting nonemergency “Year End Corrective Period” warrantable items/“2nd Year End Corrective
Period” warrantable requests after the applicable warranty period has expired.
3.
The Developer will only attempt to contact a homeowner twice to arrange a warranty
appointment. The Developer will use the owner contact information written on the “Service
Request Form”. If the Developer does not hear back from the homeowner within a 30 day
period, the warranty work will be considered completed and the file will be closed.
4.
The homeowner must be present when the Developer is responding to either emergency or
non-emergency warrantable claims. Please ensure that you schedule your service
appointments so that you can remain at home until the repairs are completed.
5.
The Developer, in its sole discretion, will determine whether or not a service request is
warrantable.
6.
The Developer will determine whether or not a call is an emergency. Emergencies may
include:
 Plumbing and/or gas leaks; or
 A total loss of heat, electricity or water.
Before requesting emergency service, please refer to the “Table of Contents” section
of this Manual for electrical and plumbing troubleshooting tips.
Note: the Developer will not reimburse homeowners for warrantable emergency corrective
actions that contravene the “Emergency Procedures” section of this Manual. Please refer to
the table of contents for the “Emergency Procedures” page number.
7.
Maintenance duties such as sink plug cleanings and burnt out light bulbs will not be
attended to, as this maintenance is normal wear and tear and the responsibility of the
homeowner.
8.
If the Developer is called to a suite to repair a plumbing clog that has been caused by a
homeowner, the Developer will bill the homeowner for same.
9.
Damages incurred as a result of condensation and/or poor ventilation will not be remedied.
Please review the “Avoiding Condensation Problems” literature that was included in your
Welcome Package. For more information, please visit www.cmhc.ca. From this site, search
for the article “Measuring Humidity in Your Home”.
10.
Hardwood damages resulting from either inadequate or excessive suite heat will not be
remedied. According to your Kentwood warranty, environmental conditions must be
maintained with a temperature of 65-75°F (18-24°C), and humidity of 35-55% at all times. A
copy of your Kentwood Warranty has been included in your Welcome Package.
11.
Tampering with the automatic bathroom fan will void your entire home warranty.
Tampering with your booster fan switch, by either setting it to the “off” position or otherwise
disengaging it, will void your entire home warranty.
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12.
The Developer is not responsible for appliance repairs after the initial sale closing
date. To facilitate an appliance repair, the owner must contact the appliance service
company directly. Please refer to the “Contact Information” tab for the appliance service
phone number(s).
13.
The Developer will only repair some warrantable items once during the term of the warranty
(please refer to the “Home Components” section of this Manual for details regarding
warranty guidelines). For example, the Developer will come once, within the applicable
warranty period, to remedy reported cracks in either the drywall or the ceiling. The
homeowner will be responsible for remedying subsequent cracks, at the homeowner’s cost.
14.
The Customer Service Department will sign off on either a construction or warrantable
deficiency if, in the Customer Service Department’s opinion, the applicable deficiency has
been remedied to industry standards.
2nd Year End Corrective Period
Inspection Period:
No earlier than 24 months from warranty commencement date
This is the final scheduled corrective period in the “2/10/10” warranty. During this period, the
homeowner should only report defects in the electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation. In
addition, any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking, windows
and doors that may lead to detachment or damage to the home is also warrantable. To arrange
repairs for warrantable items, please fill out and return the “Service Request Form” found at the
end of this Manual under the tab “Forms”. Either e-mail, mail or fax this form to the Developer
using the e-mail/address/fax information indicated on the form. If the homeowner mails the
“Service Request Form”, he/she must do so by registered mail. The Developer will use its best
efforts to complete warranty repairs within a reasonable period of time (following the expiry of the
2nd Year End Corrective Period).
Please refer to the “Corrective Period Rules and Regulations” recorded under the “Year
End Corrective Period”. Where applicable, they also apply to the “2nd Year End Corrective
Period”. For example, if the homeowner does not deliver his/her written request to the
Developer on or before the day the applicable warranty period expires, then that warranty
will be deemed expired.
The Developer, in its sole discretion, will determine which “Corrective Period Rules and
Regulations” apply to the “2nd Year End Corrective Period”.
Warranty Reporting After 2nd Year End Corrective Period
After the 2nd Year End Corrective Period, the warranty covering materials and labour is complete.
For the next 8 years (since 2 years have already passed), the Developer covers warrantable
defects in both the building envelope and structural integrity of your home. Report any building
envelope and structural integrity problems to your property management company. We will work
directly with the property management to remedy warrantable issues.
Common Property and Limited Common Property
Service and warranty on all issues relating to areas outside of your home are dealt with through
the property manager. Our customer relations team will work directly with the property manager
to have a warranty defect in the common property solved. Please report any defects you notice to
your property management company.
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Appliances
The Developer is not responsible for repairs to appliances after title is transferred. Fitzsimmons
Walk’s appliances were supplied by Trail Appliances, ECM (Espresso Coffee Machines Company)
and Jackson Grills. If your appliance requires warranty service, please refer to the Emergency
Contacts section of this Manual. This section provides contact phone numbers for each of the
above noted suppliers. For product information, please contact the Fitzsimmons Customer
Service Department directly @ 604-895-0428.
Remember to mail in any registration cards you receive. Being in the manufacturer's
records system ensures that the company will contact you in the event of a product recall. .
Warranty registration may also be necessary to validate warranties.
THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PROVIDER MUST BE CONTACTED TO
SERVICE A WARRANTABLE REPAIR. THE WARRANTY PROVIDER’S
NAMES/NUMBERS ARE LISTED IN BOTH THE EMERGENCY
PROCEDURES AND CONTACT INFORMATION SECTIONS OF THIS
MANUAL. IF WARRANTY REPAIRS ARE FACILITATED BY A 3RD PARTY,
THE WARRANTY WILL BE DEEMED NULL AND VOID, AND THE OWNER
WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED FOR THE REPAIRS.
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Emergency Procedures
While emergency warranty situations are rare, when they occur, prompt response is essential.
You may be able to mitigate or solve plumbing and electrical problems by referring to the
troubleshooting tips in the “Home Components” section of this Manual (see table of contents for
electrical and plumbing trouble shooting tips). For natural gas and poison control emergencies,
please phone the numbers noted on the chart below.
The “Home Components” section of this Manual contains care hints for the maintenance of your
home. Care by you may prevent a problem or emergency. Please note that the home
warranty issued by Willis requires the homeowner to mitigate any damage to the home
(including damage caused by defects or water penetration as set out in the warranty
certificate); failure to do so may prejudice the homeowner’s entitlement to coverage under
the warranty.
An emergency constitutes a:
 total loss of heat when the outside temperature is below 50°F;
 total loss of electricity;
 total loss of water;
 plumbing leak that requires the entire water supply to be shut off; and a
 gas leak.
During normal business hours, the homeowner may contact either the Property Manager or the
Developer for any warrantable emergency repairs. Please refer to the “Emergency Contacts”
table below for contact numbers. After hours, the homeowner may contact either the Property
Manager or the applicable local utility company. If this does not solve the problem, the
homeowner may then contact the applicable trade contractor listed in the “Contact Information”
section of this Manual.
Please note the Developer will only reimburse the homeowner for after hours emergency
costs if the Developer, in its sole discretion, determines that:
1.
A warrantable emergency exist;
2.
The homeowner did everything and anything necessary to mitigate the damage;
3.
The homeowner did not contravene procedures noted in the Manual;
4.
The repairs were facilitated by contractors listed under the “Contact
Information” tab in this Manual;
5.
The emergency occurred during the warranty period; and
6.
The emergency is not covered by another insurance policy.
Note: If a service (gas, electricity, water) is out in an entire area, attention from the local utility
company is needed.
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Emergency Contacts
Developer
Property
Manager
Appliances:
Service
Contact
Information
During Business Hours
Monday To Friday
8:30am To 4:30pm
Contact:
Customer Service & Quality
Assurance Department
#800 – 925 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
Tel: (604) 895-0428
Fax: (604) 683-7690
E-Mail:service@cressey.com
Whistler Resort Management Limited
Contact:
Alexander Hoelk
Fitzsimmons Walk Property Manager
202 - 1410 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Tel: (604) 932-2972 ext 239
Fax: (604) 932-2756
ahoelk@wrm.bc.ca
Trail Appliances: 604-777-3300
Coffee Machine, ECM: 604-291-6363
Barbeque: 604-415-9330 or 1-250715-0820
Plumbing
**During the warranty period, please
contact the Developer/Property
Manager first to report warrantable
plumbing concerns. After hours, please
contact your Property Manager.
Electrical
**During the warranty period, please
contact the Developer/Property
Manager first to report warrantable
electrical concerns. After hours, please
contact your Property Manager.
Natural Gas
Available 24 Hours
Poison
Control
Available 24 Hours
After Business Hours
Weekends & Holidays
Weekdays after 4:30pm
Messages may be left @ 604-8950428. These messages will not be
retrieved until on or after the next
business day.
Whistler Resort Management Limited
Contact:
Fitzsimmons Walk On Call Property
Manager
202 - 1410 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Emergency Tel: (604) 932-1218
*Trail provides all appliances except the
coffee machine and the barbeque.
Whistler Resort Management Limited
Contact:
Fitzsimmons Walk On Call Property
Manager
202 - 1410 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Emergency Tel: (604) 932-1218
Whistler Resort Management Limited
Contact:
Fitzsimmons Walk On Call Property
Manager
202 - 1410 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler BC V0N 1B1
Emergency Tel: (604) 932-1218
Emergency Gas Leak Line
1-800-663-9911
Call If You Smell Gas!
Poison Control Line
604 682-5050 or 1-800-567-8911
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Home Components
All telephone and web numbers noted in this section were accurate and up to date at the
time of printing. This Manual was printed in March of 2009.
If the care/warranty information in this Manual contradicts the manufacturer/trade
information, please defer to the latter. The Developer is not responsible for the accuracy or
completeness of this Manual, and no legal commitment or obligation shall arise by reason
of the Manual or its contents.
The Developer reserves the right to substitute any products with an equivalent or better
specification.
Alarm System Pre-Wiring
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
All residential suites have been pre-wired to facilitate the installation of a security system. The
pre-wiring consists of a Cat5e/18awg two conductor cable from the keypad to the multi-media
enclosure. This allows wireless door contacts and motion detectors to be installed throughout
your townhome, with the keypads hardwired to the control power. The power outlet for the control
panel/telephone line connection (for off-site monitoring of the system) is located in the multi-media
enclosure. For more information, please refer to the “Smart-Tek In-Suite Security Rough-In
Sheet” that was included in your Welcome Package.
We have also included an alarm installation/monitoring quotation in your Welcome Package. It is
titled “Smart-Tek Security System Quotation”. Please note the homeowner is responsible for all
alarm installation/monitoring costs.
Please remember to test your alarm on a regular basis – once a month is a good rule of thumb.
The Developer makes no representation that an alarm system will provide the protection for which
it is installed or intended.
Appliances
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For appliance use and care information, please refer to the product manuals included in your
Welcome Package. Where information in this manual contradicts information in the product
manuals, please defer to the latter.
Please remember to clean your dryer lint traps after every use. Failure to do so may create a fire
hazard and/or poor performance of the dryer.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, the Developer confirms that all appliances are in acceptable
condition. The Developer is not responsible for repairs to appliances after title is
transferred.
Fitzsimmons Walk’s appliances were supplied by Trail Appliances, ECM (Espresso Coffee
Machines Company) and Jackson Grills. Trail Appliances provided all of the appliances, with the
exception of the coffee machine and barbeque. These appliances were procured from ECM and
Jackson Grills respectively.
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Remember to mail in any registration cards you receive. Being in the manufacturer's
records system ensures that the company will contact you in the event of a product recall.
Warranty registration may also be necessary to validate warranties.
YOUR TRAIL APPLIANCES (all appliances except the coffee machine & bbq)
Your Trail appliances are standard, complete with manufacturer’s warranties. These warranties
are serviceable by Trail Appliances. Be sure to check your owner’s manuals for the durations and
types of coverages provided by the manufacturers. These manuals were included in your
Welcome Package. You may also find warranty and service information on the manufacturer’s
website, the links to which can be found at www.trailappliances.com.
To give you the most out of your purchase, Trail has negotiated with the manufacturers that their
base warranties start the day you legally close on your new home (rather than the day the
appliances were shipped to the builder). Trail also sells extended warranty coverage; the
homeowner is responsible for extended warranty costs. To inquire about an extended warranty
coverage, please contact the Trail Warranty Centre directly @ 604-777-0599, ext. 1013.
To initiate a service call, please contact Trail Service Centre directly at 604-777-3300. During
this call, you may be required to provide the model and serial number for the defective appliance,
as well as the closing date information on your home. Please note that the appliance warranty will
be void if, within the warranty period, the owner contacts another appliance company to repair any
warrantable item.
Microwaves are a carry-in warranty. Trail’s Squamish depot address/phone number is:
Squamish TV and VCR Services
1414 Winnipeg Street
Squamish, B.C.
V8B 0B5
604-892-5383
A Trail Appliance Brochure has been included in your Welcome Package.
YOUR EMC APPLIANCE – ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE
Please check your owner’s manuals for the durations and types of coverages provided by the
manufacturer. This manual was included in your Welcome Package. You may also find warranty
and service information on the manufacturer’s website, the link to which can be found at
www.emc.bc.ca.
To initiate a service call, you need to contact Espresso Coffee Machines Co. @ either 604-2916363 or 1-800-971-8833. Please ask for Danny Bresciani. During this call, you may be
required to provide the model and serial number for the defective appliance, as well as the closing
date information on your home. Please note that the appliance warranty will be void if, within the
warranty period, the owner contacts another appliance company to repair any warrantable item.
Coffee machines may be depot warranty (a carry in service). The depot address is 3709 1 st
Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.
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YOUR JACKSON GRILL APPLIANCE- BARBEQUE
Please refer to your “Jackson Grills Outdoor Gas Barbeque Owner’s Manual” for warranty and
care information. This manual was included in your Welcome Package. You may any also find
warranty and service information on the manufacturer’s website, the link to which can be found at
www.jacksongrills.com.
If you are experiencing difficulty with your barbeque, please call either Fireplaces Unlimited @
604-415-9330 or Jackson Grills @ 1-250-715-0820. During this call, you may be required to
provide the model and serial numbers for the defective appliance, as well as the closing date on
your home.
PLEASE REMEMBER: THE APPLICABLE WARRANTY PROVIDER MUST
BE CONTACTED TO SERVICE A WARRANTABLE REPAIR.
THE
WARRANTY PROVIDER’S NAMES/NUMBERS ARE LISTED IN BOTH THE
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND CONTACT INFORMATION SECTIONS
OF THIS MANUAL. IF WARRANTY REPAIRS ARE FACILITATED BY A 3RD
PARTY, THE WARRANTY WILL BE DEEMED NULL AND VOID, AND THE
OWNER WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED FOR THE REPAIRS.
Barbeque
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For information regarding the care and maintenance of your barbeque, please refer to the
“Jackson Grills Barbeque Manual” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “Fireplaces Unlimited Confirmation of Warranty” letter
that was included in your Welcome Package.
Bathroom Accessories
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For information regarding the care and maintenance of your bathroom accessories, please refer to
the “Glass World Maintenance Guide” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “Glass World Warranty” letter that was included in
your Welcome Package.
Bathroom Exhaust Fan(s)
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For product and warranty information, please refer to the “Carnes Fan Manual” that was included
in your Welcome Package.
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Please remember, your bathroom exhaust fan(s) has been wired to run 8 hours per day. This is a
British Columbia Building Code (BCBC) requirement. Tampering with the fan timer operation
(and not meeting the minimum requirements) will void your entire home warranty.
Blinds
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For product and warranty information, please refer to the “Crestwood Window Fashions Limited
Warranty” letter that was included in your Welcome Package.
Cabinets
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For information regarding your cabinets, please refer the “Bensons Industries Limited Care and
Cleaning” letter that was included in your Welcome Package.
Here are some additional tips.
Where these tips contradict information found in the
manufacturer’s literature, please defer to the latter.
Grain Differences
Your home contains wood or wood veneer cabinets. Due to the natural variations in wood (and
the way wood takes stain), you must expect grain or colour differences between and within the
cabinet components.
Hinges
If hinges catch or drawer glides become sluggish, a small amount of silicone lubricant will improve
their performance.
Moisture
Cabinet surfaces can become damaged or warped when moisture generating appliances are
placed too near the cabinet (such as a crock-pot or kettle). When operating such appliances,
place them in a location that is not directly under a cabinet. Please note: we will not correct
damage to cabinets due to heat/moisture generating appliances.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that all cabinet parts are installed and that their surfaces
are in acceptable condition. For warranty information, please refer to the “Bensons Industries
Limited Warranty” letter which was included in your Welcome Package. During the limited
warranty period:
Alignment
Doors, drawer fronts, and handles should be level and even.
Operation
Cabinets should operate properly under normal use.
Separations
We will correct gaps between either the cabinets and the ceiling, or the cabinets and walls by
caulking same if the gap exceeds 1/8 inch (locations behind appliances are exempted from this
repair).
Warping
If doors or drawer fronts warp in excess of 1/4 inch within 24 inches, we will correct this by
adjustment or replacement. Please note: the warranty coverage will not apply to cabinets that
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warp as a result of heat damage from either a stove, kettle or other heat/moisture generating
appliance.
Wood Grain
As previously stated, readily noticeable variations in wood grain and colour are normal in all wood
or wood veneer selections. Replacements are not made due to such variations.
Carpet
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For care and maintenance information, please refer to the following documents:
 “Colin Campbell Residential Maintenance Program Guidelines”;
 “Karakul Maintenance (where applicable)” ; and the
 “Carpet Stain Removal Guide”.
This information was included in your Welcome Package.
For additional care tips, please review the following. Where these tips contradict information
found in the manufacturer’s literature, please defer to the latter.
Burns
Take care of any kind of burn immediately. First snip off the darkened fibers, then use a soapless
cleaner and sponge with water. If the burn is extensive, talk with a professional about replacing
the damaged area.
Cleaning
You can add years to the life of your carpet with regular care. Carpets wear out because of foot
traffic and dirt particles that get trampled deep into the pile beyond the suction of the vacuum. The
dirt particles wear down the fibers like sandpaper and dull the carpet. The most important thing
you can do to protect your carpet is to vacuum it frequently.
Vacuum twice each week lightly and once a week thoroughly. Heavy traffic areas may require
more frequent cleaning. A light vacuuming is three passes; a thorough job may need seven
passes. A vacuum cleaner with a beater-bar agitates the pile and is more effective in bringing dirt
to the surface for easy removal.
Vacuuming high-traffic areas daily helps keep them clean and maintains the upright position of the
nap. Wipe spills and clean stains immediately. For best results, blot or dab any spill or stain; avoid
rubbing. Test stain removers on an out-of-the-way area of the carpet, such as in a closet, to check
for any undesirable effects.
Have your carpet professionally cleaned regularly.
Crushing
Furniture and traffic may crush a carpet's pile fibers. Frequent vacuuming in high-traffic areas and
glides or cups under heavy pieces of furniture can help prevent this. Rotating your furniture to
change the traffic pattern in a room promotes more even wear. Some carpets resist matting and
crushing because of their level of fiber, but this does not imply or guarantee that no matting or
crushing will occur. Heavy traffic areas such as halls and stairways are more susceptible to wear
and crushing. This is considered normal wear.
Fading
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Science has yet to develop a colour that will not fade with time. All carpets will slowly lose some
colour due to natural and artificial forces in the environment. You can delay this process by
frequently removing soil with vacuuming, regularly changing air filters in heating and air
conditioning systems, keeping humidity and room temperature from getting too high, and reducing
sunlight exposure with window coverings.
Filtration
If interior doors are kept closed while fans are operating, air circulation from the closed room flows
through the small space at the bottom of the door. This forces the air over the carpet fibers, which
in turn act as a filter, catching particulate pollution. Over time, a noticeable stain develops at the
threshold.
Fuzzing
In loop carpets, fibers may break. Simply clip the excess fibers. If fuzzing continues, call a
professional.
Pilling
Pilling or small balls of fiber can appear on your carpet, depending on the type of carpet fiber and
the type of traffic. If this occurs, clip off the pills. If they cover a large area, seek professional
advice.
Rippling
With wall-to-wall carpeting, high humidity may cause rippling. If the carpet remains rippled after
the humidity has left, have a professional re-stretch the carpeting using a power stretcher, not a
knee-kicker.
Seams
Carpet usually comes in 12-foot widths, making seams necessary in most rooms. Visible seams
are not a defect unless they have been improperly made or unless the material has a defect,
making the seam appear more pronounced than normal. The more dense and uniform the carpet
texture, the more visible the seams will be.
Carpet styles with low, tight naps result in the most visible seams. Seams are never more visible
than when the carpet is first installed. Usually with time, use, and vacuuming the seams become
less visible.
Shading
Shading is an inherent quality of fine-cut pile carpets. Household traffic causes pile fibers to
assume different angles; as a result, the carpet appears darker or lighter in these areas. A good
vacuuming, which makes the pile all go in the same direction, provides a temporary remedy.
Shedding
New carpeting, especially pile, sheds bits of fiber for a period of time. Eventually these loose
fibers are removed by vacuuming. Shedding usually occurs more with wool carpeting than with
nylon or other synthetics.
Snags
Sharp-edged objects can grab or snag the carpet fiber. When this occurs, cut off the snag. If the
snag is especially large, call a professional.
Sprouting
Occasionally you may find small tufts of fiber sprouting above carpet surface. Simply use scissors
to cut off the sprout. Do not attempt to pull it, because other fibers will come out in the process.
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Stains
No carpet is stain-proof. Although your carpet manufacturer designates your carpet as stainresistant, some substances may still cause permanent staining. These include, but are not limited
to, hair dyes, shoe polish, paints, and india ink. Some substances destroy or change the colour of
carpets, including bleaches, acne medications, drain cleaners, plant food, insecticides, and food
or beverages with strongly coloured natural dyes (as found in some brands of mustard and herbal
tea).
Refer to carpet care and maintenance brochures for recommended cleaning procedures for your
particular fiber. Pretest any spot-removal solution in an inconspicuous area before using it in a
large area. Apply several drops of the solution, hold a white tissue on the area, and count to ten.
Examine both tissue and carpet for dye transfer and check for carpet damage.
Static
Cooler temperatures outside often contribute to static electricity inside. To avoid the problem, look
for carpets made with anti-static. You can also install a humidifier to help control static build-up.
Initial Orientation And Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we confirm that your carpet is in acceptable condition. We will
correct stains or spots noted at this time by cleaning, patching, or replacement. Will also ensure
that the edges of carpets (along moldings and stair edges), are held firmly in place. Please note
that in some areas, metal or other edging material may be used where carpet meets with another
floor covering. Please note, we are not responsible for:
 Carpet seams - carpet seams will be visible. We will only repair carpet gaps or frays
noted during the initial orientation.
 Dye lot variations - the Developer is not responsible for dye lot variations if
replacements are made.
For information concerning your product warranty, please refer to the “Colin Campbell Warranty”
and the “Karakul Warranty (where applicable)”. For information concerning your carpet
installation warranty, please refer to the “A-Tek Flooring Inc. Carpet Installation Warranty” that
was included in your Welcome Package.
Closet Shelves and Organizers
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
Your closet shelves and organizers were provided by Burj Enterprises Ltd. For maintenance and
warranty information, please contact Burj Enterprises Ltd. directly at 604-902-3850.
Condensation
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
When warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, the moisture condenses. Outside
we see this as dew; inside you may see it as a layer of moisture on glass windows and doors.
This condensation comes from high humidity within the home, combined with low outside
temperatures and inadequate ventilation.
Some experts have estimated that a typical new home contains many gallons of water. Water is
part of lumber, concrete, drywall texture, paint, caulk, and other materials used in building. Wet
weather adds more moisture. This moisture evaporates into the air as you live in your home,
adding even more moisture to that which is already generated by normal living activities. Over
time, this source of moisture will diminish. To reduce in-suite moisture, please:
 Do not cover or interfere in any way with the fresh air supply to your suite;
 Keep the dryer exhaust hose clean and securely connected;
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 Keep the dryer lint trap clean;
 Do not interfere with the dryer booster fan. Where applicable, there may also be a
booster fan disconnect switch (located beside/adjacent your dryer). If installed, do
not turn it off.
Failure to follow these instructions will void your entire home
warranty;
 Develop the habit of running the hood fan when you are cooking;
 Run you bathroom fan(s) when taking a shower or bath. Continue running the fan(s) for
approximately 1 hour following your shower or bath. Failure to follow this instruction will
void your entire home warranty;
 Do not tamper with the main bathroom fan timer. It is wired to run 8 hours each day.
Tampering with same will void your entire home warranty;
 Leave several windows slightly open during spring, summer, fall and winter. This will allow
humidity to escape (we have found that the fan alone does not lower humidity enough
during the wet, cold winter). This will also prevent excessive moisture from forming on the
inside of your windows. Keeping windows slightly open throughout the year will help:
a. Keep the air in your suite fresh;
b. Prevent damage to your possessions; and
c. Prevent damage to your suite.
 Avoid setting your thermostat at extreme temperatures. Heating your home will cause the
materials to dry out faster, generating more moisture into the air. Drying materials out too
fast also increases shrinkage cracks and separations.
Examples of damage are:
 Mold growing on window frames, drywall and other surfaces (very unhealthy!);
 Cords on the window blinds swelling, making the blinds hard to operate and likely to break;
and
 Water filling the bottom window track and damaging the drywall and wood sill beside it.
If your windows are fogged up or wet on the inside, you are damaging your home.
Normal Activities
As you live in your home, your daily lifestyle contributes to the moisture in the air. Cooking,
laundry, baths and showers, aquariums, plants, and so on all add water to the air in your home.
Your daily routine can mitigate the amount of moisture in your home, and reduce condensation on
interior surfaces.
For more information, please review the “Avoiding Condensation Problems” literature that was
included in your Welcome Package. You may also visit www.cmhc.ca. From here, search for the
article “Measuring Humidity in Your Home”.
Warranty Guidelines
Condensation usually results from weather conditions and a family's lifestyle. The Developer has
no control over these factors. The warranty coverage excludes condensation.
Countertops
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
To extend the life of your natural stone countertops, please review the care tips provided by J.J.
Stones Ltd.; specifically, the “Recommended Care Instructions for Natural Stone Surfaces”.
These instructions were included in your Welcome Package. It is extremely important to review
and implement the recommended care requirements. If countertops are not cared for in
accordance with J.J. Stones’ guidelines, their warranty covering same will be void. If you
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have ANY questions about the maintenance of your natural stone countertops, please
contact J.J. Stones directly at 604-279-1983.
Here are some additional tips.
Where these tips contradict information found in the
manufacturer’s literature, please defer to the latter.
Cutting Board
Use a cutting board to protect your counters when you cut or chop. Protect the counter from heat
and from extremely hot pans. If you cannot put your hand on it, do not put it on the counter.
Caulking
The caulking between the countertop and the wall, along the joint at the backsplash and around
the sink may shrink, leaving a slight gap. Maintaining a good seal in these locations is important to
keep moisture from reaching the wood under the laminates and to prevent warping.
Mats
Rubber drain mats can trap moisture beneath them, causing the laminated plastic to warp and
blister. Dry the surface as needed.
Natural Stone Cleaning, as per the J.J. Stones literature included in your Welcome Package
Keeping your natural stone clean is critical to maintaining the original appearance of your
countertop. “Clean surfaces with a stone safe cleaner. Use a soft cloth for best results. Don’t
use more than the recommended amount of any cleaning product. Too much may leave a film,
causing streaks. Do not use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble,
travertine or limestone as these can etch the surface of the stone. Do not use scouring powders
or creams; these products contain abrasives that may scratch the surface” (J.J. Stones). Most
stone and ceramic tile outlets carry cleaners that are specially designed to properly care for these
fine surfaces.
Natural Stone Sealing, Where Applicable
Please refer to the J.J. Stones literature to determine whether or not your countertop
requires sealant. This literature was included in your Welcome Package. If you require
additional information, please contact J.J. Stones directly at 604-279-1983.
For countertops requiring sealant:
Keeping your natural stone sealed is critical to maintaining your countertop’s original appearance.
Material should be re-sealed until it no longer accepts additional sealant. Coats of sealant are
usually applied 24 hours apart, so that the sealant may soak in and harden. This process of resealing will help eliminate stains from occurring. Countertops are factory sealed; however, they
will require frequent re-sealing throughout their life span. Sealing should be re-applied once a
month – you can do it yourself or call in a professional. Please refer to the J.J. Stones literature
for information regarding sealants. Most stone and ceramic tile outlets carry sealants that are
specially designed to properly care for these fine surfaces.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we confirm that all countertops are in acceptable condition. Please
remember that stone countertops are a natural product, and will have variations in grain and
texture. Stone surfaces may even have fissures and/or tiny pinholes. Grain variations, fissures
and tiny pinholes are all acceptable conditions, as they occur naturally in the formation of stone.
We will repair the following surface damage noted during the initial orientation:
 Chips; and
 Cracks that extend from the surface of the slab, into the stone and through the grain. All
other cracks will be deemed fissures, and will not be repaired.
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Repair of surface damage noted subsequent to the closing is one of your home maintenance
responsibilities.
Please refer to the “J.J. Stones Limited Warranty” for more warranty information.
Also note:
Separation From Wall
Separation of countertops from walls, backsplash, and around sinks results from normal shrinkage
of materials. The Developer will re-caulk reported areas one time during the Year End Corrective
Period (see the “Warranty Services” tab). Subsequently caulking will be your home maintenance
responsibility.
Disposal – Food Waste
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For product maintenance and warranty information, please refer to the “Food Waste Disposer
Owner’s Guide” that was included your Welcome Package.
Doors
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Wood doors are subject to natural characteristics of wood, such as shrinkage and warpage.
Natural fluctuations caused by humidity, showers, dishwashers, temperature extremes, etc. can
result in interior doors needing minor adjustments. To best care for your home’s doors, please
read the tips listed below:
Failure To Latch
If a door will not latch because of minor settling, you can correct this by making a new opening in
the jamb for the latch plate (remortising), and raising or lowering the plate accordingly.
Hinges
You can remedy a squeaky door hinge by removing the hinge pin and applying a bit of grease to
it. Avoid using oil, as it can gum up or attract dirt. Failing to lubricate hinges will cause them to
wear and deposit black soot on the carpet or flooring.
Shrinkage
Use putty, filler, or latex caulk to fill any minor separations that develop at mitered joints in door
trim. Follow with painting. Panels of wood doors shrink and expand in response to changes in
temperature and humidity. Touching up the paint or stain on unfinished exposed areas is your
home maintenance responsibility.
Slamming
Slamming doors can damage both doors and jambs and can even cause cracking in walls. Avoid
slamming doors.
Sticking
The most common cause of a sticking door is the natural expansion of lumber caused by changes
in humidity. During a damp season, a door may stick more frequently. Do not plane the door
during this time unless it continues to stick after the weather changes.
Before planning a door because of sticking, try two other steps: first, apply either a paste wax, a
light coat of paraffin, or candle wax to the sticking surface; or second, tighten the screws that hold
the door jamb or door frame. If planning is necessary even after these measures, use sandpaper
to smooth the door and paint the sanded area to seal against moisture.
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Warping
If a door warps slightly, keeping it closed as much as possible often returns it to normal.
Weather Stripping
Weather stripping (sealer around door opening) and exterior door thresholds (bottom plate of
door) occasionally require adjustment or replacement.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that all doors are in acceptable condition and correctly
adjusted. We will repair construction damage to doors noted on the initial orientation list. For
door warranty information, please refer to the “Masonite Residential Warranty for Wood Doors”.
This warranty was included in your Welcome Package.
Please note, the following door defects are covered by a one year limited warranty:
Adjustments
Because of normal settling of the home, doors may require adjustment for proper fit. The
Developer will make such adjustments during the first year.
Panel Shrinkage
Panels of wood doors shrink and expand in response to changes in temperature and humidity.
Although touching up the paint or stain on unfinished exposed areas is your home maintenance
responsibility, we will repair split panels that allow light to be visible during the first year.
Warping
The Developer will repair doors that warp in excess of 1/4 inch during the first year warranty
period, within our warranty procedure.
Dryer Booster Fan
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
A booster fan has been installed to work in concert with the dryer. This fan will engage when the
dryer is turned on to assist in moving condensation out of the building. If a disconnect switch has
been installed in the laundry closet, please leave it in the “on (up) position”.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TAMPERING WITH THE BOOSTER FAN AND/OR THE BOOSTER
FAN SWITCH WILL VOID YOUR ENTIRE HOME WARRANTY.
Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “Fantech Dryer Booster Fan Manual’ that was
included in your Welcome Package.
Drywall
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Please review the following drywall maintenance tips:
Ceilings
The ceilings in your home are easy to maintain: periodically remove dust or cobwebs as part of
your normal cleaning and repaint as needed.
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Repairs
With the exception of limited one-time repair service provided by the Developer (see below), care
of drywall is your maintenance responsibility. Most drywall repairs can be easily made. This work
is best done when you redecorate the room.
Repair hairline cracks with a coat of paint. You can repair slightly larger cracks with drywall filling
compound. To correct a nail pop, reset the nail with a hammer and punch. Cover it with drywall
filler, which is available at paint and hardware stores. Apply two or three thin coats. When dry,
sand the surface with fine-grain sandpaper, and then paint. You can fill indentations caused by
sharp objects in the same manner.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that drywall surfaces meet industry standards. The “5
foot, 2 second” rule will apply during the orientation. Briefly, the “5 foot, 2 second” rule states
that a drywall imperfection will only be repaired if you can see same from a standing distance of 5
feet and within a time frame of 2 seconds. If not, it is not a defect.
The Developer will not repair drywall damage caused after ownership is transferred from the
Developer to the homeowner. Repair of drywall damage caused after completion is one of the
homeowner’s maintenance responsibilities. Please note it is our experience that drywall surfaces
may be damaged during the move in process. As such, please instruct your movers to use extra
caution to prevent same.
The following drywall defects are covered by a one year limited warranty. Please refer to section
13 of the “Corrective Period Rules and Regulations” for more information.
One Time Repairs
Slight cracking, nail pops, or seams may become visible in walls and ceilings. These are caused
by the shrinkage of the wood and normal deflection of rafters to which the drywall is attached. We
will repair drywall shrinkage cracks and nail pops one time at the Year End Corrective Period. It is
your responsibility to paint these repairs. Touch-ups may be visible.
Repainting the entire wall or the entire room to correct flashing is your choice and responsibility.
You are also responsible for custom paint colours or wallpaper that has been applied subsequent
to closing. Due to the effects of time on paint and wallpaper, as well as possible dye lot variations,
touch-ups are unlikely to match the surrounding area.
Please note: we do not repair drywall flaws that are only visible under particular lighting
conditions.
Related Warranty Repairs
If a drywall repair is needed as a result of poor workmanship (such as blisters in tape) or another
warranty-based repair (such as a plumbing leak), it is completed by touching up the repaired area
with the same paint that was on the surface when the home was delivered. If more than one-third
of the wall is involved, we will repaint the wall corner to corner. You are responsible for custom
paint colours or wallpaper that has been applied subsequent to closing. The effects of time on
paint and wallpaper, as well as possible dye lot variations, mean touch-up may not match the
surrounding area.
Electrical System
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Know the location of the electrical breaker panel; it includes a main shut-off that controls all the
electrical power to the home. Individual breakers control the separate circuits. Each breaker is marked
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to help you identify which breaker is connected to which major appliance, outlets, or other service.
Should a failure occur in any part of your home, always check the breakers in the main panel box.
Main Electric Breaker Panel
An electrical breaker panel provides the main shutoff breaker for all the electricity in your home.
The main electrical breaker panel is usually located in either the 2nd bedroom, the masterbedroom
or the storage closet, behind the applicable room door. Please take the time to note its location.
Breakers
Circuit breakers have three positions: on, off, and tripped. When a circuit breaker trips, it must first
be turned off before it can be turned on. Switching the breaker directly from tripped to on will not
restore service.
Breakers Tripping
Breakers trip as a result of: plugging too many appliances into the circuit; a worn cord; a defective
appliance; or operating an appliance with too high a voltage requirement for the circuit. The
starting of an electric motor can also trip a breaker.
If a circuit trips repeatedly, unplug all items connected to it and reset same. If it trips when nothing
is connected to it, you need an electrician. If the circuit remains on, one of the items you
unplugged is defective and will require repair or replacement.
Buzzing
Fluorescent fixtures use transformer action to operate. This action sometimes causes a buzzing.
Loud buzzing may mean the transformer needs to be replaced.
Fixture Location
We install light fixtures in the locations indicated on the plans. Moving fixtures to accommodate
specific furniture arrangements or room use is your responsibility.
GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters)
GFCI receptacles have a built-in element that senses fluctuations in power. Quite simply, the
GFCI is a circuit breaker. Building codes require installation of these receptacles in bathrooms
and kitchens (basically, areas where an individual can come into contact with water while holding
an electric appliance or tool). One GFCI breaker can control up to three or four outlets. Each
GFCI circuit has a test and reset button. Once each month, press the test button. This will trip the
circuit. To return service, press the reset button. If a GFCI breaker trips during normal use, it may
indicate a faulty appliance and you will need to investigate the problem. Heavy appliances are not
plugged into a GFCI receptacle, as they will trip the GFCI breaker.
CAUTION: if you plug a refrigerator or food freezer into a GFCI-controlled outlet, the GFCI
breaker will trip. The food stored in your fridge/freezer will be ruined. Our limited warranty
coverage does not cover such damage.
Grounded System
Your electrical system is a three-wire grounded system. Never remove the bare wire that connects
to the box or device.
Light Bulbs
You are responsible for replacing burned-out bulbs, other than those noted during your initial
orientation. When you do replace bulbs, avoid exceeding the wattage indicated inside the fixture
as this may cause a safety hazard and void the warranty on the fixture.
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Modifications
If you wish to make any modifications, contact a qualified electrician. The strata corporation will
have a complete list of contacts, or you may reference our sub-trades in contact information of this
section. Having another electrician modify your electrical system during the warranty period may
void that portion of your limited warranty.
Outlets
If an outlet is not working, check first to see if it is controlled by a wall switch or GFCI. Next, check
the breaker. If you cannot identify the problem, and it is occurring within your warranty period,
contact either the Developer or the electrician noted in the “Contact Information” section of this
Manual. If the warranty period has expired, contact the certified electrician of your choice.
Troubleshooting Tips: Electrical
No Electrical Service Anywhere In The Home
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:

Service is not out in the entire area. If so, contact the utility company.

Main breaker and individual breakers are all in the on position.
No Electrical To One Or More Outlets
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:

Main breaker and individual breakers are all in the on position.

Applicable wall switch is on.

GFCI is set (see details on GFCIs, earlier in this section).

Item you want to use is plugged in.

Item you want to use works in other outlets.
 Bulb in the lamp is good.
Even if the troubleshooting tips do not identify a solution, the information you gather
will be useful to the service provider you call
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that light fixtures are in acceptable condition and that all
bulbs are working. The warranty excludes any fixture you supplied. We provide the following
limited electrical warranty:
Designed Load
During the 1st two years of the warranty, the Developer will repair any:
a. Electrical wiring that fails to carry its designed load to meet specifications (with the exception
of alarm pre-wiring); and
b. Electrical outlet, switch or fixture that does not function as intended.
Please note this warranty does not cover either:
 GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters)
Food spoilage that results from plugging refrigerators or freezers into a GFCI outlet; or
 Power Surge
Power surges. Power surges are the result of local conditions beyond the control of the
Developer and are excluded from limited warranty coverage. These can result in burned-out
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bulbs or damage to sensitive electronic equipment such as TVs, alarm systems, and
computers. Damage resulting from lightning strikes are excluded from limited warranty
coverage.
If a warrantable deficiency occurs within the warranty period, please contact either the Developer
or your property manager during business hours. After hours, please contact your property
manager. If you do not hear from your property manager, and the deficiency is an emergency that
cannot wait until the next business day, please contact our electrical trade. Refer to the “Contact
Information” section of this Manual for the property manager’s/electrician’s phone number. If the
warranty has expired, please contact the qualified electrician of your choice.
Please refer to the “Emergency Procedures” section of this Manual for more information.
Garage Doors
Homeowner Use, Maintenance & Warranty Guidelines
For care and warranty information, please refer to the following documents:
 Garage Door Opener Manual – Liftmaster Model 3255; and the
 Garage Door Two Year Limited Warranty.
These materials were included in your Welcome Package.
Garage Door Wireless Keyless Entry Pad
Homeowner Use, Maintenance & Warranty Guidelines
A wireless, keyless entry pad has been installed on the parkade side of your garage door. To
open the garage door, simply punch in your entry code. To close the garage door, press the close
button installed adjacent your townhome door. Please note there is only one close button – it is
located in your private parking garage.
For care and warranty information, please refer to the “Liftmaster 377LM Wireless Keypad Entry
Manual”. This manual was included in your Welcome Package.
Garage Gas Detection Device
Homeowner Use, Maintenance & Warranty Guidelines
Your private garage is equipped with a gas detection device. For care and warranty information,
please refer to the “S301M User Manual”. This manual was included in your Welcome Package.
Garage Fan
Homeowner Use, Maintenance & Warranty Guidelines
For care and warranty information, please refer to the “Carnes Ceiling/Wall-Mount Ventilators”
manual that was included in your Welcome Package. Please note the garage fan is tied into the
garage gas detection device.
GarageTemperature Sensors
Homeowner Use, Maintenance & Warranty Guidelines
The garage temperature sensor is a hand dial thermostat that can be turned clockwise or counterclockwise to your desired temperature. If the air temperature in your garage reaches the set point
on the thermostat, the garage fan will turn on. The purpose of the fan is to eliminate excess heat.
For care and warranty information on the reverse acting thermostat device, please refer to the
“Columbus Electric Installation and Instruction Sheets – Line Voltage Thermostat”. This
information was included in your Welcome Package.
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Gas Shut-Offs
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Gas Barbeque Shutoff Valve
All of the units are equipped with a gas outlet for the barbeque. You will find the gas shut off at
the outlet. To turn the gas off, turn the yellow handle 90° perpendicular to the pipe.
Alternatively, to turn the gas on, turn the yellow handle parallel to the pipe. We recommend you
always turn the gas off once you have finished barbequing.
Gas Fireplace Shutoff Valve
The townhomes are furnished with both a gas assist wood burning fireplace (living room) and a
gas fireplace (master-bedroom). The fireplace manuals contain instructions on how to turn the
fireplace gas off. These manuals were included in your Welcome Package.
Gas Oven Shutoff Valve
There is a gas shut off behind the oven. To access the shut off, simply pull the oven away from
the wall. Please be careful not to damage the floor.
Gas Leak
If you suspect a gas leak, leave the home and call Terasen Gas at their emergency number, 1-800- 6639911, immediately.
Warranty Guidelines
The gas company is responsible for leaks up to the main building meter on the exterior of the
building. The Developer will correct leaks from the meter to the home for a period of two years
after the closing date when the unit is first sold.
Hardware
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Door knobs and locks should operate correctly with little attention. Over time, they may need slight
adjustments due to normal shrinkage of the framing. Occasionally, you may need to tighten
screws or lubrication.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
We confirm that all hardware is in acceptable condition during the initial orientation. For hardware
warranty information, please refer to the “Taymor Hardware Warranty”. This warranty was
included in your Welcome Package. The limited warranty excludes repairs for cosmetic damage
subsequent to the initial orientation.
Hardwood Flooring
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For proper care and maintenance of your hardwood floors, please refer to the “Kentwood Product
Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide”. This was included in your Welcome Package. Failure
to follow floor care instructions will void your hardwood warranty. Please note the following
paragraph included in the warranty:
“Ensure that environmental conditions are maintained with a temperature of
65-75°F (18-24°C), and humidity at 35-55% at all times. Hardwood flooring
reacts to changes in the environment. Excessive heat or dryness can result in
gapping or splitting; excessive humidity can result in cupping. Gapping,
splitting, cupping or other problems resulting from exposure to improper
environmental conditions ARE NOT covered by the product warranty.”
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We have included the following additional care tips. Where these tips contradict information found
in the manufacturer’s literature, please defer to the latter.
Remove High Heel Shoes and Trim Pet’s Nails
Hardwood floors may be damaged by the extreme force caused by lady’s high heel shoes
(measured in pounds per square inch (psi)). For example, a car has a load of 28-30 psi, while a
125 pound woman with high heels has a load of 2000 psi!!. High heels will cause indentation
in wood flooring! As such, ask your guest to remove her heels to protect your floor!
A general rule of thumb is to avoid letting any sharp or pointed object come into contact with your
floor. This includes pets’ nails, which should be trimmed to minimize damage!
Felt Tabs
Always protect the feet of your furniture; specifically the areas that rest on the floors. You may
use felt tabs on the underside of the furniture legs to prevent scratches or indentations occurring
on the floor surface.
Cleaning
Protect the floor from any exposure to liquids, water or other forms of moisture. Sweep or vacuum
the floor daily to keep it clean and free of dust. Please ensure that your vacuum’s wheels are not
damaging the floor. For more thorough cleaning, use a wood floor cleaning solution approved by
the floor supplier (“Contact Information” tab). Do not use any household cleaners, oils, soaps,
waxes or any abrasive materials/scouring agents on your wood floor.
Hardwood Floor Color Change
Hardwood flooring will naturally undergo a change in color as it adjusts to the ambient light
conditions of your home environment. The degree of color change varies by species. To ensure a
uniform change, it is recommended that you do not place area rugs on the new floor for sixty days
after installation. Thereafter, periodic re-arrangement of furniture and area rugs will help ensure
that your flooring colors evenly.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
Elevation/Gap Variations
Manufacturer guidelines state that strip hardwood flooring shall be installed to provide a surface
where adjacent strips have no more than a 2mm difference in elevation (a 2mm difference is
approximately the thickness of a dime). Flooring not meeting this standard shall be repaired. This
rule also applies to the gap variances between planks (for example, gap variances greater than 2
mm between planks will be repaired).
Colour and Grain Variations
Please note that wood is a natural product, and variation in colour and grain pattern from one
piece of flooring to another is normal.
Floor Finish
During your initial orientation, the Developer will review the hardwood floors and determine if any
scratches and gouges are present. The “5 foot, 2 second” rule will apply. Briefly, the “5 foot, 2
second” rule states that a gouge/scratch will only be repaired if you can see same from a standing
distance of 5 feet and within a time frame of 2 seconds. If not, it is not a defect.
It is important to note that the Developer is not obligated to repair hardwood damage caused after
ownership is transferred from the Developer to the homeowner. Repair of floor damage caused
after completion is one of the homeowner’s maintenance responsibilities. Please note it is our
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experience that hardwood floors may be damaged during the move in process. As such, please
instruct your movers to use extra caution to prevent damage.
For more information concerning the product warranty, please review the “Kentwood
Product Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide” that was included in your Welcome
Package. For information concerning the installation warranty, kindly review the “Arbutus
Floors Incorporated Installation Warranty” – this was also included in your Welcome
Package.
Heating and Cooling
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
Your new home is built with a heating and cooling system. Heating and cooling is delivered via a
Carrier Heat Pump System. For heating operations, make sure the “System” or “Mode” control is
set for Heating. Then, adjust the temperature control to your desired setting. For cooling
operation, make sure the “System” or “Mode” control is set for Cooling. Then, adjust the
temperature control to your desired setting. The thermostat also comes with an “AUTO” function.
This is a mode in which the thermostat will run based on a set temperature.
Please remember to keep your filter clean. “A clogged or improperly installed air filter on your
indoor unit will increase operating costs and shorten the life of the unit. Plan to inspect the filter
monthly and clean or replace it as needed” (Carrier Owner’s Information Manual, page 3).
For more information, please refer to the:
 “Carrier Owner’s Information Manual”; and
 “Direct Expansion Fan Coil Units Manual”.
These manuals were included in your Welcome Package.
The electric panel provides shutoff breaker(s) for (among other things) the heating and cooling
system. The electric panel is normally located in either the 2nd bedroom, the masterbedroom or
the storage room, behind the applicable room door. Please take the time to note its location.
Heaters – Wall Heaters and Kickspace Heaters
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
The wall and kickspace heaters are controlled by a built in thermostat. The homeowner can set
the temperature to his/her desired level. Please ensure the heaters remain free and clear of dust.
For more information, please refer to the:
 “Fan Forced Wall Heater Series” literature;
 “Kickspace Heater” literature; and
 ”Dimplex Warranty”.
This information was included in your Welcome Package.
Heat Trace for L2/L3 balconies (downhill units) & L3/L4 balconies (uphill
units)
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
The above noted balconies contain a heat trace system. The heat trace provides a minimum
temperature to prevent freezing.
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Where heat trace systems are installed, there is a pipe trace with a plug at one end. At the start
of winter, before the first frost, please ensure the pipe trace is plugged in. Always ensure the
balcony drains are free and clear of debris, so that water can flow freely.
The pipe trace is under warranty for one year. For warranty assistance, please contact Alpine
West Systems Electrical at 604-938-1661.
Hot Water Tank
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For care and warranty information concerning your hot water tank, please refer to the “GSW”
manual that was included in your Welcome Package.
Hot Tub
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
Please do not attempt to start the hot tub yourself! As soon as you take legal possession of your
new home, contact Poolside Spa Service @ 604-932-4616 to set up a start-up appointment. The
start-up procedure will take approximately two hours. The cost of same is included in your
purchase price.
Please note your two year warranty will be void unless the start-up procedure is completed by a
fully certified Beachcomber technician.
For further information, please refer to the “Beachcomber Customer Letter”, the “Beachcomber
Hot Tub Owner’s Guide” and the “Beachcomber Warranty”. This information was included in your
Welcome Package.
Life Safety Equipment – smoke alarms, gas detectors, horns & sprinklers
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
The following life safety equipment has been installed in your townhome: smoke and carbon
monoxide alarm(s), a garage gas detection device, a mini horn(s) and a sprinkler system. For
care and warranty information, please refer to the following manuals:
 “Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms”;
 “S301M User Manual” (garage gas detection manual); and the
 “Mircom Piez Electric Mini Horns”.
These manuals were included in your Welcome Package:
Sprinklers are installed in accordance with building codes, which dictate locations. Please avoid
lighting a flame under the sprinkler head(s).
If the life safety equipment sounds, or if the sprinklers are activated, please leave your home
immediately and call 911 from a phone outside your home. Do not gather your material
possession – you may literally have seconds to respond.
Lighting
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that all light fixtures are in acceptable condition. For
warranty information, please refer to the “Design Lighting Warranty” letter that was included in
your Welcome Package.
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Lighting System and Control Unit – Lutron Grafik Eye 3000 Series
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that the Lutron Grafik Eye 3000 Series is functioning
as intended. For product and warranty information, please refer to the “Lutron Grafik Eye 3000
Series Guide” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Mirrors
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For care and maintenance instructions, please refer to the “Glass World Maintenance Guide” that
was included in your Welcome Package.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that mirrors are in acceptable condition. If scratches,
chips, or other damage to mirrors is noted at this time, we will correct same. In some cases, due
to the length of the mirror, the installation will require that the mirror be installed in two pieces.
For further warranty information, please refer to the “Glass World Warranty” that was included in
your Welcome Package.
Nuheat – Masterbedroom Ensuite and Guest Ensuite
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For care and maintenance instructions, please refer to the “Nuheat Tempo User Guide” that was
included in your Welcome Package.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that Nuheat operates as intended. For warranty
information, please refer to the “Nuheat Warranty” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Paint and Stain
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Because of changes in the formula for paint (such as the elimination of lead to make paints safer),
painted surfaces must be washed gently using mild soap and as little water as possible. Avoid
abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or scrub brushes. Flat paints show washing marks more easily
than gloss paints do. Often better results come from touching up rather than washing the paint.
Exterior
All exterior painting is considered a common area item and is controlled and maintained by your
strata corporation and property manager.
Touch-Up
When doing paint touch-ups, use a small brush, applying paint only to the damaged spot. Touchups may not match the surrounding area exactly, even if the same paint mix is used. When it is
time to repaint a room, prepare the wall surfaces first by cleaning with a mild soap and water
mixture or a reliable cleaning product.
For paint color specifications, please contact the Fitzsimmons Customer Service Department at
604-895-0428.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we will confirm that all painted or stained surfaces are in acceptable
condition. The “5 foot, 2 second” rule will apply. Briefly, the “5 foot, 2 second” rule states that a
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paint deficiency will only be repaired if you can see same from a standing distance of 5 feet and
within a time frame of 2 seconds. If not, it is not a defect.
The Developer will touch up paint as indicated on the initial orientation list. You are responsible for
all subsequent touch-up, except painting we perform as part of another warranty repair. Please
note that paint touch ups made during a warranty visit may:
 Be visible under certain lighting conditions; and
 Not match the surrounding area. Over time, paint colours fade. Due to the effects of time
on paint, as well as possible dye lot variations, touch-ups are unlikely to match surrounding
painted areas).
Both the manufacturer’s and supplier’s warranties have been included in your Welcome Package.
They are titled “Cloverdale Paint – Interior Wall Finishes – 5 Year Warranty” and “Fisher Painting
Labor Warranty” respectively.
Phone/Cable Outlets
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Your home is equipped with numerous outlets. Initiating service, adding additional outlets or
revising outlet locations for decorating purposes or convenience is the homeowner’s
responsibility.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
The Developer will correct faulty outlets that are discovered during the initial orientation. For
example, if a kitchen phone outlet is positioned too close to a cabinet and prevents a wall phone
from being installed, the Developer will remedy same.
The Developer will also repair faulty wiring from the outlet service box into the home. The
warranty period for same is two years, and begins on the closing date when the unit is first sold.
From the service box outward, care of the wiring is the responsibility of the local telephone service
company.
Plumbing
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Your plumbing system has many parts, most of which require little maintenance. Proper cleaning,
occasional minor attention, and preventive care will assure many years of good service from this
system.
Aerators
Even though your plumbing lines have been flushed to remove dirt and foreign matter, small
amounts of minerals may enter the line. Aerators on the faucets strain much of this from your
water. Minerals caught in these aerators may cause the faucets to drip because washers wear
more rapidly when they come in contact with foreign matter. Please note that as part of normal
maintenance, you will need to occasionally clean your aerator.
Cleaning
Follow manufacturer's directions for cleaning fixtures. Avoid abrasive cleansers. They remove the
shiny finish and leave behind a porous surface that is difficult to keep clean. Clean plumbing
fixtures with a soft sponge and soapy water (a nonabrasive cleaner or a liquid detergent is usually
recommended by manufacturers). Then polish the fixtures with a dry cloth to prevent water spots.
Clogs
Many plumbing clogs are caused when foreign materials are inserted into plumbing lines.
Examples of foreign materials include disposable diapers, excessive amounts of toilet paper,
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sanitary supplies, q-tips, dental floss, and children's toys. Improper garbage disposal use also
causes many plumbing clogs. Always use plenty of cold water when running the disposal. Allow
the water to run 10 to 15 seconds after shutting off the disposal. You can usually clear clogged
traps with a plumber's helper (plunger). If you use chemical agents, follow directions carefully to
avoid personal injury or damage to the fixtures. Waste materials, including grease, fat and
petroleum products, should never be disposed of via the plumbing system. These materials
will accumulate in the piping, especially in the p-traps, and can significantly reduce the flow of
water through the waste system. These substances are also very detrimental to the municipal
sewage treatment systems. To clean a drain stopper (usually found in bathroom sinks), loosen
the nut under the sink at the back, pull out the rod attached to the plunger and lift the stopper.
Clean and return the mechanism to its original position.
Low Flush Toilets
Due to conservation efforts and by-law regulations, today’s toilets use less water. In fact, today’s
toilets use 2/3 less water than the old standard toilets. As a result, flushing twice is occasionally
necessary to completely empty the toilet bowl. Rest assured, even when you flush twice, you are
saving water and complying with the law.
Low flush toilets may clog more easily. As such, it is recommended that you do not dispose of
large volumes of paper or any feminine products in the toilet.
Water Flow Restrictors
Water flow restrictors are manufactured into most faucets and all showerheads and cannot be
removed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Dripping Faucet
You can repair a dripping faucet by shutting off the water at the valve directly under the sink, then
removing the faucet stem, changing the washer, and reinstalling the faucet stem. The showerhead
is repaired the same way. Replace the washer with another of the same type and size. You can
minimize the frequency of this repair by remembering not to turn faucets off with excessive force.
Please note that some manufacturers do not use rubber washers.
Extended Absence
If you plan to be away for an extended period, you should shut off the main water supply to your
home. The main shutoff is located behind the shutoff panel, which will be pointed out to you on
your initial orientation. Also remember to turn off the power to the hot water tank – this will prevent
the tank water from evaporating during your absence. Please take care to shut off the power to
the hot water tank, and not to the furnace gas valve.
Freezing Pipes
Provided the home is heated at a normal level, pipes should not freeze at temperatures above
18°C.
Leaks
If a major plumbing leak occurs, the first step is to turn off the supply of water to the area involved.
This may mean shutting off the water to the entire home. Then contact the strata corporation or
your property manager.
Main Shut-Off
The water supply to your home can be shut-off entirely at your main shutoff valve. We will point
out the location during your initial orientation.
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Porcelain
You can damage porcelain enamel by either scratching or hitting it. Do not stand in the bathtub
wearing shoes unless you have placed a protective layer of newspaper/plastic over the bottom of
the tub. If you splatter paint onto the porcelain enamel surfaces during redecorating, wipe it up
immediately. If a spot dries before you notice it, use a recommended solvent.
Running Toilet
To stop running water, check the shut-off float in the tank. You will most likely find it has lifted too
high in the tank, preventing the valve from shutting off completely. In this case, gently bend the
float rod down until it stops the water at the correct level. The float should be free and not rub the
side of the tank or any other parts. Also check the chain on the flush handle. If it is too tight, it will
prevent the rubber stopper at the bottom of the tank from sealing, resulting in running water.
Shower Diverter
The shower must be turned off using the shower handle – not the diverter.
Shut-Offs
Each toilet has a shut-off on the water line under the tank. Hot and cold shut-offs for each sink are
on the water lines under the sink.
Stainless Steel
Clean stainless steel sinks with soap and water to preserve their luster. Avoid using abrasive
cleaners or steel wool pads, as these will damage the finish. Prevent bleach from coming into
prolonged contact with the sink as it can pit the surface. An occasional cleaning with a good
stainless steel cleaner will enhance the finish. Rub in the direction of the polish or grain lines and
dry the sink to prevent water spots.
Avoid leaving produce on a stainless steel surface, since prolonged contact can stain the finish.
Also avoid using the sink as a cutting board; sharp knives will gouge the finish.
Local water conditions affect the appearance of stainless steel. A white film can develop on the
sink if you have over-softened water or water with a high concentration of minerals. In hard water
areas, a brown surface stain can form appearing like rust.
Tank Care
Avoid exposing the toilet to blows from sharp or heavy objects, which can cause chipping or
cracking. Avoid abnormal pressures against the sides of the tank. It is possible to crack the tank at
the points where it is attached to the bowl.
Temperature
Expect temperatures to vary if water is used in more than one location in the home at the exact
same time.
Troubleshooting Tips: Plumbing
No Water Anywhere In the Home
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:
 Main shut off in your home is open.
 Main shut off to the building is open.
 Individual shut-offs for each water-using item are open.
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Leak Involving One Sink, Tub, or Toilet
 Confirm shower door or tub enclosure was properly closed.
 Turn water supply off to that item.
 Use other facilities in your home and report problem on next business day.
Back Up At One Toilet
If only one toilet is affected, corrections can be carried out during normal business hours.
 Shut off the water supply to the toilet involved.
 Use a plunger to clear the blockage.
 If you've been in your home fewer than 30 days, contact the Developer’s Customer
Service Department (turn to “Contact Information” tab).
 If you've been in your home over 30 days, contact a repair service. You will be responsible
for the cost.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that all plumbing fixtures are in acceptable condition
and are functioning properly, and that all faucets and drains operate freely. We will repair
deficiencies as follows:
Broken Shower Diverter
The Developer will not replace a diverter that has been damaged by a homeowner.
Clogged Drain
The Developer will correct clogged drains that occur within 30 days of the initial sale. If we are
called to a suite to repair a clog that has been caused by the homeowner, we will bill the
homeowner for the cost of removing the clog! Please note this includes toilet and sink
clogs caused by the homeowner!!! After the first 30 days, the homeowner is responsible for
correcting clogged drains, at his/her cost.
Cosmetic Damage
The Developer will correct any fixture damage noted during the initial orientation. Repairing chips,
scratches, or other surface damage noted subsequent to the initial orientation is your
responsibility.
Leaks
The Developer will repair leaks in the plumbing system that occur within the two-year warranty
period. The warranty begins on the closing date when the unit is first sold. If a plumbing leak
caused by a warranted item results in drywall or floor covering damage, we will repair or replace
items that were part of the home as originally purchased. We do not make adjustments for
secondary damages (for example, damage to wallpaper, drapes, and personal belongings).
Insurance should cover these items.
Noise
Changes in temperature or the flow of the water itself will cause some noise in the pipes. This is
normal and requires no repair. We will repair persistent water hammer that occurs within the first
two years of the warranty. Again, the warranty begins on the closing date when the unit is first
sold.
If a warrantable plumbing deficiency occurs within the warranty period, please contact either the
Developer or your property manager during business hours. After business hours, please contact
your property manager. If you do not hear from your property manager, and the deficiency is an
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emergency that cannot wait until the next business day, please contact our plumbing trade. Refer
to the “Contact Information” section of this Manual for the property manager’s/plumber’s phone
number. If the warranty has expired, please contact the qualified plumber of your choice.
Please refer to the “Emergency Procedures” section of this Manual for more information.
Remote Controls
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
When you move in, you will be given two radio frequency remotes that control access to your
parkade and any other applicable door.
The remotes require no maintenance, and operate on batteries which will require replacement
from time to time (please refer to the “Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom
System, and Camera System” subsection for battery details). The remote controls are susceptible
to damage by moisture and impact, and should be handled gently. We have included a copy of
the “Chamberlain Liftmaster Operating Instructions” manual in your Welcome Package.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that the remote controls are in good operating
condition. For warranty information, please review the “Chamberlain Liftmaster Operating
Instructions” Manual that was included in your Welcome Package.
Shower Doors and Frameless Shower Doors
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For shower enclosure maintenance guidelines, please refer to the “Glass World Maintenance
Guide”. This guide was included in your Welcome Package.
Avoid hanging wet towels on corners of doors - the weight can pull the door out of alignment and
cause it to leak.
Many of the Fitzsimmons Walk homes feature “frameless shower doors”. Frameless shower
doors are heavy (3/8” or ½”) glass shower enclosures that are either silicone sealed to adjacent
surfaces, or constructed using glass clips or continuous glass channels. These glass panels may
be freestanding resting on a tiled curb, floor or bathtub / manufactured shower base. The glass
panels may also be full height fixed to the ceiling, as opposed to freestanding.
Although the design is stunning, water may escape at the door perimeter. Care should
therefore be taken to ensure not only that bath mats are present, but also that any water
outside the enclosure is mopped up after a shower.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we will confirm that all shower doors and tub enclosures are in
acceptable condition. For warranty information on the shower enclosures, please review the
“Glass World Warranty” that was included in your Welcome Package. Also refer to the “Glass
World Warranty Disclaimer on Shower Doors”. Although Glass World warrants that water
should not escape past glass channels, or silicone perimeter glass panel seals to adjacent
surfaces, it does not warrant that water will not escape at the door perimeter of a frameless
shower.
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Skylight Motorized System
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For product maintenance and warranty information, please refer to the “Sentry II Window or Light
Skylight Motorized System Manual” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Speaker Wire - Typical
Townhouse speaker wire is typically located above the potlights, as per the red dots on the below
noted drawings.
Steam Generator- Installed in Guest Ensuite Bathroom
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For product and warranty information, please refer to the “Steamcore Spa II Steam Generator
Manual” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Steel Stairs
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
For care and maintenance information, please refer to the “Wide Open Welding Care and
Maintenance Letter” that was included in your Welcome Package.
Tile
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For detailed information concerning the care and maintenance of your tiles, please refer to the
“National Tile (2005) Ltd. Maintenance Guide” included in your Welcome Package. It is extremely
important to review and implement the recommended care requirements. If tile is not cared
for in accordance with National Tile’s guidelines, National Tile’s warranty covering same
will be void. If you have ANY questions about the maintenance of your tile, please contact
National Tile directly at 604-322-1080.
Here are some additional tips. Where these tips contradict information found in the
manufacturer’s literature, please defer to the latter.
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Grout Discolouration
Clean grout that becomes yellowed or stained with a fiber brush, cleanser, and water. Grout
cleansers and whiteners are available at most hardware stores.
Sealing Grout
The grout in your suite is unsealed. Sealing grout is your decision and responsibility. Sealing your
grout may keep your grout cleaner for a longer period of time. Please visit your local hardware
store for grout sealant products and applicators.
Separations
Expect slight separations to occur in the grout between tiles. This grout is for decorative purposes
only; it does not hold the tile in place. Cracks in the grout can be filled using premixed grout
purchased from flooring or hardware stores. Follow package directions.
Tile around bathtubs or countertops may appear to be pulling up after a time. This is caused by
normal shrinkage of grout or caulk and shrinkage of wood members as they dry out. If this occurs,
the best remedy is to purchase tub caulk or premixed grout from a hardware store. Follow
directions on the container. This maintenance is important to protect the underlying surface from
water damage.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “National Tile (2005) Ltd. Warranty”, included in your
Welcome Package. During the initial orientation, we confirm that tile and grout areas are in
acceptable condition. During the warranty period, we will repair cracked tiles or grout as follows:
Tile, One-Time Repair
We will repair or replace cracked or loose tiles one time, at the Year End Corrective Period (please
refer to the “Warranty Service” tab for more information.) We are not responsible for variations in
colour or discontinued patterns. New grout may vary in colour from the original.
Grout, One-Time Repair
Cracks appearing in grouting of ceramic tiles at joints or junctions with other materials are
commonly due to shrinkage. The Developer will repair grouting, if necessary, one time at the
Year End Corrective Period (please refer to the “Warranty Service” tab for more information). We
are not responsible for colour variations in grout or discontinued coloured grout. Any grouting or
caulking that is needed after that time is your responsibility.
Please note that swirl marks on marble products are normal. The product supplier writes that
“markings on the polished tiles are a characteristic of the stone” (National Tile). For more
information regarding same, please refer to the “National Tile (2005) Ltd. Swirl Marks in Marble
Letter”. This letter was included in your Welcome Package.
Thermostat
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
Your thermostat is a Carrier/Debonair P/N33CS420-01. The operating manual was included in
your Welcome Package.
Your thermostat is programmable.
Please familiarize yourself with the operation and
programming of your thermostat, as warranty does not cover improper operation or improper
setting of your thermostat. If you require further assistance please call either Carrier
Customer Service at 1 800 227-7437 or Ocean Park Mechanical at 604-536-2363.
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Vacuum, Built in – upgrade
Homeowner Use, Maintenance and Warranty Guidelines
If you purchased the built in vacuum upgrade, please review the following manuals for warranty
and care information: “Nilfisk Vacuum Manual”; and “First Choice Vacuums Warranty”.
Ventilation
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Homes today are built more tightly than ever. This saves energy dollars, but creates a potential
concern: humidity. Humidity is generated by people breathing, bathing, cooking and living in
homes. Humidity must be ventilated to the outdoors; otherwise, condensation, cooking odours,
indoor pollutants, and carbon monoxide may accumulate indoors. We provide mechanical and
passive methods for ventilating homes; however, your attention to ventilation is equally important
to your family’s health and safety. Please take the time to review the following recommended
daily living habits – adopting these habits will reduce humidity by improving ventilation.
Daily Habits
Your daily habits can help keep your home well ventilated. Please:
 Do not cover or interfere in any way with the fresh air supply to your suite;
 Keep the dryer exhaust hose clean and securely connected;
 Keep the dryer lint trap clean;
 Do not interfere with the dryer booster fan. Where applicable, there may also be a
booster fan disconnect switch (located beside/adjacent your dryer). If installed, do
not turn it off.
Failure to follow these instructions will void your entire home
warranty;
 Develop the habit of running the hood fan when you are cooking;
 Run you bathroom fan(s) when taking a shower or bath. Continue running the fan(s) for
approximately 1 hour following your shower or bath. Failure to follow this instruction will
void your home warranty;
 Do not tamper with the main bathroom fan timer. It is wired to run a total of 8 hours each
day. Tampering with same will void your home warranty;
 Leave several windows slightly open during spring, summer, fall and winter. This will allow
humidity to escape (we have found that the fan alone does not lower humidity enough
during the wet, cold winter). This will also prevent excessive moisture from forming on the
inside of your windows. Keeping windows slightly open throughout the year will help:
a. Keep the air in your suite fresh;
b. Prevent damage to your possessions; and
c. Prevent damage to your suite.
 Avoid setting your thermostat at extreme temperatures. Heating your home will cause the
materials to dry out faster, generating more moisture into the air. Drying materials out too
fast also increases shrinkage cracks and separations
Examples of humidity damage are:
 Mold growing on window frames, drywall and other surfaces (very unhealthy!);
 Cords on the window blinds swelling, making the blinds hard to operate and likely to break;
and
 Water filling the bottom window track and damaging the drywall and wood sill beside it.
If your windows are fogged up or wet on the inside, you are damaging your home.
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Warranty Guidelines
The Developer’s warranty guidelines for active components, such as exhaust fans, are discussed
under the appropriate headings (electrical systems, heating system, and so on). Please review
these sections for more information regarding same.
Damage caused by humidity is not covered by a home warranty. If the homeowner fails to
follow the recommendations noted above, he/she will cause damage to the home - for
which the homeowner will be held accountable! Further, in several instances, failure to
comply with the recommended daily living habits will render the Developer’s entire
warranty null and void.
Windows
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Contact either the building manager or the property management company if a suite window
breaks. They will be able to assist you in remedying same (accidental breakage may be covered
by the strata building insurance). Please refer to the “Emergency Contacts” section of this Manual
for building/property manager phone numbers.
To care for your windows, please review the following:
Vinyl, if applicable
Clean vinyl surfaces with warm, clear water. Do not use powdered cleaner. After each cleaning,
apply a silicone lubricant. Clean glass as needed with vinegar and water, a commercial glass
cleaner, or the product recommended by the window manufacturer.
Condensation
Condensation on interior surfaces of the window and frame is the result of high humidity within the
home and low outside temperatures. Your family’s lifestyle controls the humidity level within your
home. If your home includes a humidifier, closely observe the manufacturer's directions for its use.
You may also review the sections on “Ventilation” and “Condensation” (see table of contents) for
tips on reducing in-suite condensation.
Sills
Window sills in your home are made of ultra lite. The most common maintenance activity is
dusting. Twice a year, check caulking and touch-up as needed. Protect sills from moisture. If you
arrange plants on a sill, include a plastic tray under the pot.
Sticking Windows
Most sliding windows (both vertical and horizontal) are designed for a 10-pound pull. If sticking
occurs or excessive pressure is required to open or close a window, apply a silicone lubricant.
This is available at hardware stores. Avoid petroleum-based products.
Tinting
Applying tinting and/or foil lining to dual pane windows can result in broken windows due to heat
build-up. Some manufacturers void their warranty on the windows if you apply tinting or foil lining.
Contact the manufacturer to check on their current policy before you apply such coatings.
Weep Holes
In heavy rains, water may collect in the bottom channel of window frames. Weep holes are
provided to allow excess water to escape to the outside. Keep the bottom window channels and
weep holes free of dirt and debris.
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Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
We will confirm that all windows are in acceptable condition during the initial orientation. We will
also confirm that windows operate with reasonable ease, and that locks perform as designed.
The Developer will repair or replace broken windows noted on the initial orientation list. The
Developer will also make adjustments to windows and locks that do not function as intended
during the initial orientation. In addition:
Condensation
Condensation that accumulates between the panes of glass in dual-glazed windows indicates a
broken seal. We will replace the window if this occurs during the warranty period.
Condensation that accumulates on the surface of interior windows and frames is not covered by
warranty. This condensation indicates high humidity in the home, and low temperatures outside
the home. As the homeowner influences the level of humidity within the home, the homeowner will
be responsible for damage arising from same.
Scratches
The Developer confirms that all window glass is in acceptable condition at the initial orientation.
Minor scratches on windows can result from delivery, handling, and other construction activities.
We will replace windows that have scratches readily visible from a distance of 4 feet (if same is
noted during the initial orientation). The Developer does not replace windows that have scratches
visible only under certain lighting conditions.
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Contact Information
Trades
TRADE
COMPANY NAME
CONTACT
PHONE
Appliances
Trail Appliances (supplied all
appliances except the coffee
machine and the barbeque)
Fireplaces Unlimited
4001 Remi Place
Burnaby, BC. V5A 4J8
Adam Kossack
604-777-3300
Gord Schlechtleitner
604-415-9330
or 1-250-7150820
Espresso Coffee Machines Co.
st
3709 1 Ave
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 3V6
Glass World
2146 Queen Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6J4
Crestwood Window Fashions
115 – 11820 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 1Z7
Stellar Stone Inc.
PO Box 2594
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Smart-Tek Communications Inc
10 – 11720 Voyageur Way
Richmond, BC V6X 3G9
Benson Industries Ltd.
2201 Keating X Road
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A5
A-Tek Flooring
8051 #5 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2V5
J.W. Building Consultants Ltd.
RD
#116-18525 53 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 7A4
Burj Enterprises Ltd.
PO Box 1189
Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
Glass World
2146 Queen Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6J4
J.J. Stones Ltd.
105-1751 Savage Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1C1.
Alpine West Systems Electrical
3 - 1085 Millar Creek Road
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
Garaventa Lift BC
2805 Murray Street,
Port Moody, BC V3H 1X3
Burj Enterprises Ltd.
PO Box 1189
Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
Danny Bresciani
604-291-6363
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Paul Chartier
Paul Kopinya
604-968-7312
604-270-7596
604-273-9133
Jim Cairns
604-898-1181
604-892-4425
604-898-1182
Stephen Platt
604-718-1882
604-767-8735
604-718-1889
Paul Benson
250-652-4417
250-652-3530
Suphi Tekbulut
604-716-3322
604-241-8032
Jim Widdifield
778-571-2788
604-290-6532
604-590-2001
604-902-3850
778-571-2799
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Paul Chartier
Jack Zhu
Joanna Zhu
604-968-7312
604-279-1983
604-617-7101
778-838-6019
604-938-1661
778-227-9652
604-935-0941
604-461-6636
Jeff Burdette
Chris Kiely
604-902-3850
604-938-9445
Rolin Interiors Ltd.
5210 Ferry Road
Delta, BC V4K 3M7
Jay Tomlin
604-618-7405
604-618-7405
Appliances Barbeque
Appliances Coffee
Machine
Bathroom
Accessories
Blinds
Brick Masonry
Burglar Alarm
Cabinets
Carpet - Install
Carpet Supply
Closet
Shelving
(Built-In)
Closet
Shelving
(Wire)
Countertops Stone
Electrical
Elevators
Exterior
Railings
Finish
Carpentry
Tim Barry
Jeff Burdette
Chris Kiely
Andrew Tacilauskas
Nav Chahal
FAX
604-938-9445
604-276-2822
604-938-1662
604-461-0525
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TRADE
COMPANY NAME
CONTACT
PHONE
FAX
Fireplaces
Fireplaces Unlimited
4001 Remi Place
Burnaby, BC V5A 4J8
Overhead Door Company
4263 Phillips Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5A 2X4
Arbutus Floors Inc.
th
14143 – 60 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3X 2N2
J.W. Building Consultants Ltd.
RD
#116-18525 53 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3S 7A4
High Country Landscaping Ltd
PO Box 711
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
High Country Landscaping Ltd
PO Box 711
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Design Lighting
nd
#105 – 202 Street
Langley, BC V2Y 1M8
Glass World
2146 Queen Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6J4
Westcoast Mouldings
th
18810 96 Avenue
Surrey, BC V4N 3R1
RDH Performance Painting Inc.
2317 Aspen Court
Whistler, BC V0N 1B2
Fisher Painting Ltd.
Box 2340
Garibaldi Highland, BC V0N 1T0
Overhead Door Company
4263 Phillips Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5A 2X4
High Country Landscaping Ltd
PO Box 711
Whistler, BC V0N 1B0
Ocean Park Mechanical Ltd.
th
15895 16 Avenue
Surrey, BC V4A 1S2
Pacific Pre Hung Doors Ltd.
PO Box 1173 265 Schoolhouse St.
Coquitlam, BC V3J 6Z9
Cedargrove Roofing Supplies
#1B – 33557 Maclure Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2S 7W2
Sylogan Roofing
42760 – Prairie Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2R 5C1
Glass World
2146 Queen Street
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6J4
Westcoast Mouldings
th
18810 96 Avenue
Surrey, BC V4N 3R1
A & T Stair Rails
2025 Anita Court
North Vancouver, BC V7J 2P9
Gord Schlechtleitner
604-415-9330
604-415-9331
Rick Howard
604-420-4411
604-420-5749
Paul Tymos
604-220-7858
604-590-1586
Jim Widdifield
778-571-2788
604-290-6532
604-590-2001
604-932-3654
604-698-1410
778-571-2799
Karen Barratt
604-932-3654
604-698-1410
604-932-3689
Teresa Deddens
604-539-8733
604-539-8734
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Paul Chartier
Kevin Linton
604-968-7312
604-513-1138
604-880-1518
604-513-1194
Richard Harvey
604-938-5922
604-938-5925
Andrew Scott
604-318-1111
778-786-3100
Rick Howard
604-420-4411
604-420-5749
Karen Barratt
604-932-3654
604-698-1410
604-932-3689
Roger Hendrix
Ryan Dunn
Chris Stockdale
Dan Carlson
604-536-2363
604-218-4193
604-528-0162
604-524-9566
604-649-3946
604-536-2366
Paul Sayler
604-870-9540
604-802-1274
604-870-9549
Rob Walton
604-805-7219
604-823-0199
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Paul Chartier
Abraham
604-968-7312
604-513-1138
604-880-2521
604-513-1194
Tim Moore
604-839-0762
604-986-4980
Garage Doors
Hardwood Install
Hardwood Supply
Irrigation
Landscaping
Lighting
Fixtures
Mirrors
Molding and
Trim Material
Painting Exterior
Painting Interior
Parking Gates
Pavers
Plumbing
Systems
Postal
Specialties
Roofing
(Shingles)
(Materials)
Roofing
(Shingles)
(Labour)
Shower Doors
Stairworks &
Handrails Material
Stairworks &
Handrails Install
Tim Barry
Karen Barratt
604-932-3689
604-522-7048
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TRADE
COMPANY NAME
CONTACT
PHONE
FAX
Steel Stairs
Wide Open Welding Ltd.
1920 Carpenter Road
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
Kevin Friesen
604-894-5027
604-698-1965
604-894-5024
Telephone/
Intercom
System
Tile
Smart-Tek Communications Inc
10 – 11720 Voyageur Way
Richmond, BC V6X 3G9
National Tile (2005) Ltd.
260 S.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V5X 2R5
First Choice Vacuums
#180 – 8120 #2 Road
Richmond, BC
Poolside Spa Services Ltd.
1-1209 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1
IJ Windows & Doors Ltd.
th
1255 – 12 Street
Kamloops, BC V2B 3C8
Pacific Pre Hung Doors Ltd.
PO Box 1173 265 Schoolhouse St.
Coquitlam, BC V3J 6Z9
Stephen Platt
604-718-1882
604-767-8735
604-718-1889
Philip Tsang
604-322-1080
778-896-2778
604-322-7032
Steve Sheridan
Colin (Installer)
604-279-2344
778-858-2627
604-279-2346
Curt Wolsey
604-932-4616
604-905-4111
Will Heron
250-376-1021
250-376-2324
Dan Carlson
604-524-9566
604-649-3946
604-522-7048
Vacuum
Systems
Whirlpools/
Hot Tubs
Windows Wood
Wood Doors &
Frames
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Finish Specifications
To obtain specification information, please contact the Fitzsimmons Walk Customer
Service Department. We would be delighted to assist you! Our customer service number
is 604-895-0428; our e-mail address is service@cressey.com.
Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom System,
and Camera System
Alarm Pre-Wiring (if applicable):
Supplied By:
Electrical Contractor
Type:
The pre-wiring consists of a Cat5e/18awg two conductor cable
from each keypad location back to the suite multi-media
enclosure. This allows wireless door contacts and motion
detectors to be installed throughout your townhome, with the
keypads hardwired back to the control power.
The power outlet for the control panel and telephone line
connection (for off-site monitoring of the system) can also
located in the suite multi-media enclosure.
Pre-Wiring Wiring For:
Front Door Keypad and Garage Entry Door Keypad
Provided for:
All Townhomes
Residential RF(S):
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Battery Type:
Note:
Chamberlain
Smart-Tek Communications Inc.
CPTK3PH
3V Lithium Battery – Type CR2032
Upon possession, you were handed two RF remotes that
control access to your parkade gates, and any other door with
card reader access.
Visitor Intercom System:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Sentex Systems
Smart-Tek Communications Inc.
Infinity M
Camera System:
DVR Manufacturer:
Camera Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Capture CCTV
Honeywell
Smart-Tek Communications Inc.
.
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EMERGENCY &/OR YEAR END
Service Request Form
To be completed for EMERGENCY &/or year end purposes ONLY.
To:
Cressey Whistler Townhomes Limited Partnership and 629220 B.C.
Ltd. (collectively Referred To As The “Developer”).
Attention:
Customer Service Department
800-925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L2
Fax:
E-Mail:
604-683-7690
service@cressey.com
Name:
Date:
Address:
Telephone:
Work:_____________________
Home:__________________________
Sale Closing Date:
Appointments for service are made during regular business hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday to Friday. The owner must be present when the Developer is responding to either
emergency or non-emergency warrantable claims. Please ensure that you schedule your
service appointments so that you can remain at home until the repairs are complete.
The Developer may only repair warrantable items once during the term of the warranty
(refer to both the “deficiency and warranty repairs” section & “Home Components” section of this
Manual for more details).
Item #
Location
Description of Service Request
Item
Repaired
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Warranty Items Repaired:
Homeowner Signature/Customer Service Signature
Date
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